Artek Aalto table 90A Birch frame - white laminate top
The 90A table is the timeless design by Alvar Aalto from 1935.
The Artek tables are based on different combinations of the L-legs and table tops by Alvar Aalto. Aalto first introduced the curved L-leg in 1933, and it became a standard part of his furniture designs. Given his importance 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 of attaching the legs directly to the table top in a whole new way - the leg could be attached directly to the table top with screws, and the result was a solid and simple structure.
Color: Birch, white
Dimensions: Height 74 cm Diameter 100 cm
Material: Birch /laminaat
Will be delivered flat-packed.
About the designer:
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921, Alvar Aalto received a degree in architecture from the Helsinki Institute of Technology and started his career as an architect. One of the most important works he got was the planning of the tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Finland.
This project also marked the start of Aalto's career as a furniture designer - in fact, this was the first building planned by Aalto that was fully furnished with furniture designed by Aalto himself, including the lighting. Other important projects Alvar Aalto completed include the Municipal Library of Viipuri, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish Pavilions for the 1937 Paris and 1939 New York World's Fair.