Artek Armchair 46
  • Artek Armchair 46
  • Artek Armchair 46
  • Artek Armchair 46
  • Artek Armchair 46
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Artek Armchair 46

armchair 46
Design Alvar Aalto, 1947
Bent birch plywood, PU foam, upholstery
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

Armchair 46 features bent birch plywood which forms the legs and arms of this elegant seat. The seat and back consist of PU foam with no-sag seat springs and upholstered in your choice of fabric or leather. 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 is offered with upholstery or leather. The armrests are offered either wrapped in rattan, leather or covered with quilted leather.

23.6" w | 25.6" d | 30.3" h | seat: 17.7" h

Alvar Aalto

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