Design by Alvar Aalto, 1931.
Perhaps the best-known of all Alvar Aalto's furniture pieces. The Paimio Chair was named for the town in which Aalto designed a hospital and all its furnishings. Vaguely inspired by the Wassily Chair, Aalto resisted the use of metal and chose native birch wood for this shaped masterpiece.
Sculptural, comfortable, the Chair is framed by two closed loops of masterfully bent laminated wood which create the arms, legs and floor runners. The suspended seat of bent plywood features a rolled headrest and seat base with a seat back angle that the designer contended was the best position for patients' optimal breathing. It's certainly succeeded in offering comfortable lounge seating and remarkable styling. Select Black or White finish.
Ships fully assembled.
Material(s): Birch wood
Dimensions: 23.6" W X 31.5" D X 25.2" H X 13" Seat Height X 22" Arm Height
Designer: Alvar Aalto
(1898-1976) Born in Kuortane, Finland. Thanks to his original style and unique talents, Alvar Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. During his career, he designed many buildings in different parts of the world: concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums, and private homes, including the Villa Mairea. His furniture and lamps, often starting out as a part of the buildings he designed, are produced together with Finnish Artek.View other products by Alvar Aalto
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in their pursuit of a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name.View other products from Artek