An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Nao Tamura.
An Alvar Aalto Design. Reinterpreted by Mike Meire.
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 like Nao Tamura. Her modern design celebrates the design's 80 years with a graphic displaying the age chronicling rings of a tree. Says Tamura, "My hope is that the Artek Stool 60 will evoke the bounty of nature as seen by the passage of 80 years of time."
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): Birch wood, lacquered, printed seat
Dimensions: 17.3" H X 15" Dia
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