Stool 60, Anniversary EditionPrice: $300.00
An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Artek.
In 2013, the iconic Stool 60 is turning 80. Stool 60 is Artek’s best selling product and one of the most famous design classics of all time across the globe. Artek is marking this anniversary with the release of a range of Special Editions stools. The colors of the Stool 60 Anniversary Edition are taken directly from Aalto's Paimio Sanatorium (1929–1933): the yellow of the floors, the green of the walls, the turquoise of the handrails and walls, and the orange, white and black of the furniture. Paimio Sanatorium is considered to be the most important functionalist building by Alvar Aalto, whose talents graced the design world with both furniture design and architectural gems.
See also the four-legged E60 Anniversary Edition.
Material(s): Birch wood
Dimensions: 17.3" H X 15" Dia
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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