Artek's extendable birch table 97 is a timeless design by well-known Finnish designer Alvar Aalto and available in beautiful variants.The Artek tables are based on different combinations of Alvar Aaltos L legs and table tops. Aalto introduced the curved L-leg for the first time in 1933 and it became a standard part in its furniture designs.
Given his interest as a designer and architect, Aalto considered the development of the L-leg as his greatest achievement-he called the L-leg "the little sister of the architectural column". The development of the L -leg was revolutionary because it solved the problem to attach the legs directly to the table top in a completely new way - the leg could be attached directly to the table top with screws and the result was a solid and simple structure.
Thanks to the timeless and simple design, this table also comes into its own in contemporary home furnishings. This rectangular dining table is made of solid birch wood. You can order the table in two versions. The chassis is made of birch wood for each of them, but for the finishing of the table top you can choose from a birch veneer, or white laminate.
Color: Birch, White Laminate
Dimensions: length 135 extended 190 - wide 85 - height 74 cm
Material: birch, laminate.
Top material: white high-pressure laminate. Core: fixed birch, chipboard, honeycomb. Top edge: fixed birch
Basic material: lacquered birch
Including 1 extension sheet (55 x 85 cm), which you can save separately when not in use.
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921, Alvar Aalto obtained a degree in Architecture from the Helsinki Institute of Technology and began his career as an architect. One of the most important works he was commissioned was the planning of the tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Finland.
This project also marked the beginning of Aalto's career as a furniture designer - in fact, this was the first building planned by Aalto to be completely furnished with furniture designed by Aalto himself - including the lighting. Other major projects completed by Alvar Aalto include the Municipal Library of Viipuri, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré, and the Finnish pavilions for the 1937 Paris and 1939 New York World Expositions.
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