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Artek Aalto Stacking Stool 60

$1,226.99 Non-Member
$1,104.30 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member discount applies, but other discounts do not apply.
Online Only

Artek Aalto Stacking Stool 60

$1,226.99 Non-Member
$1,104.30 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
Member discount applies, but other discounts do not apply.

Color:  Orange

Item# v5420-153626
Member discount applies, but other discounts do not apply.
Special Order: Please allow 4-8 weeks for shipping per item for Birch, White/ Birch and Black/ Birch. For all others, please allow 20-24 weeks for shipping per item.
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This seemingly simple stool, an object in MoMA's collection, features what Alvar Aalto deemed his most important contribution to furniture design: the L-shaped leg. The Aalto Stool 60's design provides a smooth visual transition from leg to top and is structurally sound. In addition to being featured in MoMA's collection, this stool was displayed in Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism, a career retrospective mounted by the Museum's Department of Architecture and Design in 1998. Made of birch, his preferred material, the signature bentwood leg attaches simply to the bottom of the seat. Made by Artek, a manufacturer with work in MoMA's collection. Ships flat; simple assembly is required. Black version is made from linoleum. White version is made from high pressure laminate (HPL).

 
This 90th anniversary edition of the iconic Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto, the Kontrasti, is a study in contrasts. The stool’s L-shaped leg is made from solid wood and inserted thermo-treated veneer sheets, making the special technique visible contrasting elements. For the seat top, cut-offs from leg production are used, creating a solid wood puzzle, enhanced with more veneer sheets.

Many of Aalto's earliest furniture designs were for a tuberculosis sanitarium in Paimio, Finland, and are thus based on strict criteria: comfort, warmth, and easy maintenance and storage. Birch was his material of choice because of its abundance in Finland and his belief that patients should never touch a cold surface.
  • Designer
    Alvar Aalto
  • Size
    17.25h x 15"d
  • Material
    Birch Wood
  • Year of Design
    1934
  • Origin
    FI
  • Special shipping charge of $50.00
  • Shipping Method: Front Door Delivery
  • This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
  • This item is final sale and non-returnable.

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