The timeless and functional Artek umbrella stand called 115 is a characterful design by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto from 1936.
The very elegant umbrella stand has a simple birch frame: the pillars are made of solid birch, while the triangular loops at the top and bottom are made of birch slats. The loops are bent by hand and have only one seam.
The finishing touch comes from the copper bottom, which is mounted in the base and will develop a very nice patina over time and use. In addition, it can be removed so that you can easily empty and clean it and polish it if desired.
Material: Birch, brass
Dimensions: Width 28 cm Depth 24.5 cm Height 45 cm.
About the designer:
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 assigned 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 that was completely furnished with furniture pieces designed by Aalto himself - including the lighting. Other important projects completed by Alvar Aalto are the municipal library of Viipuri, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions for the 1937 World Exhibitions in Paris and 1939 in New York.
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