Alvar Aalto 60 Stool by Artek
Alvar Aalto 60 Stool by Artek
Artek Alvar Aalto Collection made in Finland
Designer: Alvar Aalto
Collection: Artek Alvar Aalto
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The 3-legged 60 stool designed by Alvar Aalto is one of the icons of furniture design and a Stardust Staff Pick. Sleek, sophisticated and naturally modern. Alvar Aalto’s three-legged stackable 60 stool was presented for the first time in 1933 and it was a sensation in the design world of his time. The stool's L-leg was revolutionary for its technical realization and it represented a boost for all the modern Scandinavian design. To bend the leg of Aalto’s stool, the same technique is still in use: a piece of straight, solid birch was sawn open at the end in the direction of the fibres, forming the shape of a fan. Thin pieces of plywood were then glued in the grooves. This structure makes it possible to bend the wood by heating or steaming the desired corner/angle and when dry it will have a very strong texture that can be easily joined to the seat of the stool. Aalto stool is still today a beautiful genious product, whose simple shape will always be modern. Alvar Aalto's 60 Stools are perfect extra chairs, easily stackable as a beautiful tower when they are not needed. At the same time, the 60 stool can be used as a small table, for instance next to an armchair or in the bedroom. The perfect fusion of form and function, 60 is a piece of Finnish modern furniture design you will cherish for years to come. Made in Finland by Artek with an uncompromising approach to craftsmanship. Easy assembly required. Available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee.
So what's the difference between the Aalto E60 Stool and the Aalto 60 Stool? It's pretty simple; the E60 has 4 legs whereas the 60 has 3 legs. Both are stackable!
We at Stardust have a profound love for Alvar Aalto design so make sure to check our Aalto Collection. Born in the arctic north, Finnish designer Alvar Aalto was a central figure in international modernism, architecture and design. Many of his designs are included in the collection of MoMA New York. Alvar Aalto's design has its own aesthetic expression and appearance. The foundations are purity, simplicity and naturalness, themes which recur in Alvar Aalto's design for Artek. Look at any prominent Alvar Aalto design icon and you'll notice that it has certain distinctive characteristics. The main ones are simple lines, successfully combined with often ingenious functionality. We're talking about products that are so simple, that they're incredibly advanced. Each detail has a purpose, each solution a reason. Many of his furniture and lighting designs, such as the Paimio Chair, Aalto's E60 Stool and the Aalto A 331 Beehive Lamp, are internationally recognized design classics. These beautiful icons truly capture the spirit of Alvar Aalto's design philosophy.
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Artek Product Code: 60
Dimensions: 17.3"H x 15"W
Seat Height: 15"H
Material: form pressed wood
Finish: see finish options top of page
Use: indoor, living room, dining room, bedroom, office
Country of Origin: Finland
Product Category: furniture, chairs, stools
Style: scandinavian design, modern, contemporary
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