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Stool 60, Monocle Special Edition

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An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Monocle. By Artek. An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Mike Meire. By Artek. A quintessential piece of modern design, Stool 60 is one of the best-known design items in the world, and an... Read More
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An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Monocle.
By Artek.

An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Mike Meire.
By Artek.

A quintessential piece of modern design, Stool 60 is one of the best-known design items in the world, and an iconic piece in the Artek collection. Today, it is being revisited by international designers including product design house Monocle. This unique interpretation pairs the iconic Stool 60 bent birch wood legs with an upholstered leather seat in supple brown moose leather.

It was now 80 years ago, that designer and Artek co-founder Alvar Aalto launched his Stool 60 to great acclaim. The simple, stackable and durable wooden stool represented a new approach to furniture design with the revolutionary use of wood instead of bent steel as was traditional at the time. And the ground breaking Stool 60 proved a durable and modern solution that would influence a large number of today's classic designs. 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.


Material(s): Unfinished birch wood, moose leather

Dimensions: 17.3" H X 15" Dia



Alvar Aalto

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.

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Manufacturer: Artek

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.

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