Blue Armchair 400 by Alvar Aalto for Artek

Blue Armchair 400 by Alvar Aalto for Artek_MG_3669

Blue Armchair 400 by Alvar Aalto for Artek_MG_3667

Blue Armchair 400 by Alvar Aalto for Artek

My own photo’s taken this January in Cologne.

May is blue chair month here.

X6001 Stool by Alvar Aalto

X6001 Stool by Alvar Aalto

X6001 Stool by Alvar Aalto


X6001 Stool by a legendary Alvar Aalto at Alvar Aalto’shouse

Helsinki Finland 2011

The Well Dressed Chair – Reissued Tank Chair by Alvar Aalto

I found this nice photo by Jouko Lehtola in one of the NY Times blogs T Magazine Blog coined as Well Dressed Chair.

Actually it is a reissued Tank Chair by Alver Aalto to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Artek, the company that Alver co-founded, .

David Report blog: Be Honest by Artek and Marimekko

What is sustainability in design? For Artek and Marimekko, it is a combination of high quality, longevity and strong ideology of true design. Now these two Finnish top design houses meet in Spiral Garden in Tokyo to present this approach in an exhibition entitled Be Honest.

This year Artek celebrates the 75th anniversary of Stool 60. Designed by the architect Alvar Aalto in 1933, this innovative yet simple stool is considered the archetype of functional furniture. To pay tribute to this icon, a dynamic installation of Artek stools will be created at Spiral Garden. For this celebration, the following international creators have been invited to get inspired and make their own version of the Aalto stool: Shigeru Ban, Tom Dixon, GROOVISIONS, Alvar Gullichsen, Harri Koskinen, Nami Makishi, Akira Minagawa, Monocle, Tetsuya Nakamura, Yukiharu Takematsu and Katja Tukiainen.

Via David Report blog

Chaise 39 by Alvar Aalto

Aalto, Alvar (1898-1976)
Location London, South Kensington Sale Date Mar 04, 2008 Lot Number 0048 Sale Number 5337
Estimate 1,000 – 1,500 British pounds
designed 1937/47, for Artek, solid and laminated birch, with webbing upholstery 62cm. high via


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