...Inspired by the technical success of the Paimio Chair Alvar Aalto went on to develop a moulded plywood cantilever chair, marketed today by Artek as Armchair 42, before realising his most refined and complete work, the three legged Stool 60... Or perhaps better put, the L-leg which was subsequently developed into the three legged Stool 60...
|Height: 44 cm
Ø: 38 cm
|Also available as a four-legged Version Artek Stool E60
|Function & properties
|For cleaning we recommend a soft, slightly damp cloth and, if necessary, a mild, neutral detergent. Avoid chemical and abrasive cleaning agents. Do not expose wooden surfaces to strong moisture and absorb liquids directly with a dry cloth, but avoid strong rubbing.
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|Awards & Museum
|German Sustainability Award Design 2021 "Icons"
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The Artek Stool 60 was designed in 1933 by Alvar Aalto. The Finnish architect is famous for the design of many buildings, works which embody a pioneering combination of organic spaces, shapes and materials. The Finnish furniture manufacturer Artek was founded by Aalto and some associates in 1935 and featured the stool in its founding range from where it blossomed in the 1940s into an international bestseller. Alvar Aalto took advantage of the large amounts of birch in Finland and chose this type of wood for the Stool 60, rather than using metal or another material. The Artek Stool 60 consists of three curved legs and a round seat and on account of its functional simplicity has become a much loved design classic. The secret of this design lies in the curvature of the legs, a feature which became a significant component of all furniture by Alvar Aalto. As Stool E60 the Scandinavian furniture classic is also available as a four-legged version.
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...In particular IMM Cologne 2013 brought us Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's investiture as A&W Designers of the year and a delightful Alvar Aalto Stool 60 exhibition at Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft...
..." Such an object is without question Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto... Organised by the Alvar Aalto Museo, Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto at Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft is not an extensive exhibition...
At IMM Cologne Finnish producer Artek continued their 75th Anniversary celebrations with a small show at Droom/Design Your Room in Cologne's Belgian Quarter. We'll write more on the Artek story from the Stockholm Design Week; but for now a few impressions...
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