Pair of fan-leg stools, model S601, designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek,
Finland. 1954.

Birch and original leather.

L: 45 cm/ 17 3/4"
D: 45 cm/ 17 3/4"
H: 46 cm/ 18"

Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, lighting, and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings. He never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture." The pure Functionalist phase in Aalto’s work lasted for several years. It enabled him to make an international breakthrough, largely because of Paimio Sanatorium (1929-1933), an important Functionalist milestone. Aalto had adopted the principals of user-friendly, functional design in his architecture, and it was characteristic of Aalto to treat each building as a complete work of art – right down to the furniture and light fittings. The design of his furniture combined practicality and aesthetics with series production, encouraging a more beautiful everyday life in the home.


Price: 29 500 SEK each

Approximate price in your local currency
2 924 EUR
3 517 USD
2 534 GBP
380 097 JPY

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