An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Mike Meire.
80 years ago, designer and Artek co-founder Alvar Aalto tested the sturdiness of his new design by throwing the prototype of Stool 60 repeatedly on the floor. Facing successful results, he exclaimed "We'll make thousands of these one day!" He did not know then that Stool 60 would become one of the most iconic figures of modern design, selling millions to date. Throughout 2013, Artek commemorates Stool 60's 80th Anniversary by introducing a series of limited edition stools, designed by a select few architects and designers.
The Mike Meire Anniversary Edition plays with Stool 60's plain forms by introducing different color characters, evoking a range of emotions through subtle palette variations. On his idea to give each leg a different color, Meire elaborates, "When moving around the stool, it constantly reveals new perspectives. Like when the day develops from morning to evening, our emotions change accordingly, too," aiming to create a little disorder in Stool 60's classic circular design with endless movement.
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