The high-back cantilever Armchair 401 offers maximum comfort. The frame contains a sprung seat, while the back is slightly tilted to provide support for the head and neck. The minimalist wings adjoining the headrest contribute to the distinctive design. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as the chair ages, it remains perfectly balanced.
Both armrests are cut from the same piece of form-bent birch lamella, ensuring an even warping over time
Dimensions: 57 x 62.5 x 40 x Side 80 x 105 cm.
Frame material: Lacquered shape curved solid birch slat
Chair cushion: Steel springs, PU foam, polyester
Upholstery fabric: Polo (80% wool, 20% cotton), stripe width 20 mm
Abrasion resistance: 50,000 Martindale
♠ Made to order
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.