Vitra - Alvar Aalto Armchair 41 Paimio 1932

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Alvar Aalto Armchair 41 Paimio

Combining a traditional outline with a light, organic form, this revolutionary interpretation of the club chair set new standards in modern furniture design. Fixed to the frame at only four points, Armchair 41’s suspended seat appears to float and provides an astounding degree of elasticity. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as “Paimio” ages, it remains perfectly balanced. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932, Armchair 41 was created for the interior of a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio and is considered one of Aalto’s masterpieces.

Aalto’s bentwood furniture had a great influence on the American designers Charles and Ray Eames and the Finnish-born Eero Saarinen. In 1935 the company Artek was established in Finland to mass-produce and distribute wood furniture designed by Aalto and his wife, Aino. Most of their designs remain in production.

FormatH 64 cm, D 80 cm, B 60 cm
ManufacturerArtek, Finland
MaterialFrame: Form-bent solid birch lamella, Seat Shell: Form-pressed birch plywood
Designed byAlvar Aalto
Year of design1932