Artek Alvar Aalto 406 Armchair.
Artek's armchair 406 is a real classic by now, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1939, and consists of a curved birch wood frame and a linen seat. The slightly transparent linen belts provide total relaxation, as the natural material yields comfortably in response to body weight.
The straps can also be easily replaced, which contributes to the longevity of this durable armchair. The light and airy design suits different styles of interiors, whether in private homes or public spaces. A real eye-catcher for the connoisseur!
Width: 60 cm. Depth: 72 cm. Height: 87 cm.
Seat height: 41 cm.
Frame material: Birch
Seat material: Linen webbing
About the designer:
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921, Alvar Aalto obtained an architecture degree from the Helsinki Institute of Technology and started his career as an architect.
One of the most important works he 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 Aalto planned building to be fully furnished with furniture designed by Aalto himself - including the lighting.
Other major projects completed by Alvar Aalto include Viipuri Municipal Library, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish pavilions for the 1937 Paris and 1939 New York World's Fairs.