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Day Bed 710 models the strength, simplicity, and versatility of Aalto’s L-leg family. The bentwood legs and slatted frame combine to provide a sturdy, lightweight structure that can be moved as necessary. Made of solid birch, the Day Bed 710 invites both

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The Day Bed 710 by the Finnish Artek is a versatile bed, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933. Like many Aalto furniture, the day bed 710 has the famous L-leg structure developed by Aalto: the birch frame and the slatted base on low legs are curved in an L. shape. The light color and strong birch structure make the 710 day bed a perfect minimalist sofa, cat bed or guest bed. You can use your own mattress and pillows or, if desired, contact our customer service to order a mattress and pillows covered with an Artek fabric.

About the designer:

In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a ground-breaking process that resulted in the L-leg. To create the L-leg, cuts are made in the end of a piece of wood, with the slits extending just below the level of the planned bend. Wood veneer strips are then inserted and glued.

This simplifies the bending process and increases the stability of the component. Aalto called the L-leg “the little sister of the architectural column,” and its arrival announced a break with longstanding traditions of furniture production. Patented by Aalto in 1933, this technique meant that the warm, organic qualities of wood could be used to form stable hardwearing designs. Its system of standard components enabled the creation of more than 50 versatile products.

Color: Birch
Length: 203 cm Width: 92 cm Height: 35 cm / 38 cm
Seat height: 47 cm (with mattress)
Material: Lacquered birch, pine wood
Weight: 31 kg

Note: The mattress and pillows are sold separately, for more information please contact our customer service [email protected] These are available in different upholstery fabrics, prices start from 1400 euros for the mattress and 975 euros for a set of two pillows. The mattress and pillows in the photo are covered with the Artek Siena fabric.

More 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.

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