Artek 406 Armchair
  • Artek 406 Armchair
  • Artek 406 Armchair
  • Artek 406 Armchair
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Artek 406 Armchair

armchair 406
Design Alvar Aalto, 1939
Bent birch plywood, linen webbing
Made in Finland by Artek

"God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is at least for me an abuse of paper." -Alvar Aalto

Another sculptural chair which seems to test the limits of bent plywood manufacturing. The chair's framework consists of cantilevered laminated wood legs (which flex for your sitting comfort), the seat and back are upholstered in linen webbing. Aalto chose to use native birch for its natural feel and insulating properties.

Alvar Aalto was a highly talented architect and an eager spokesman for the international modernist movement. Aalto's designs were innovative and radical and became known for his experimental approach to bending wood, which greatly influenced American designers Charles & Ray Eames and Finnish-born Eero Saarinen. His style became known as humanist modernism. Alvar Aalto's dialogue with nature, architecture, design and the human being has become a living legacy.

The framework is natural lacquered birch, the seat and back are offered with linen webbing in your choice of six colors.

23.6" w | 28.3" d | 34.3" h | seat: 15.6" h

Alvar Aalto

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