A timeless and often copied design by Alvar Aalto for Artek, this chair is also known as Atelje, and it is of a lighter structure than the famous Artek Tank chair. In addition, the seat height is five centimeters higher than with the Tank chair, making it a bit easier to sit in and out. The flexible wooden frame makes this lounge chair also extremely comfortable.
The 402 armchair was first presented at the exhibition of the Fortnum & Mason department store London in 1933.
Dimensions: Width 61 cm Depth 70 cm Height 76 cm Chair height 42 cm
Frame material: Birch, seat with springs Back cushion PU foam and Dacron
Upholstery fabric: Nubia bouclé fabric 02 cream/pearl (43% polyester, 30% wool, 25% acrylic, 2% polyamide)
abrasion resistance: 35,000 Martindale
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 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.