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Originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945 and reinterpreted by Japanese designer Jo Nagasaka.

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The coloring serie is crafted in Finland using solid Finnish birch wood, the seat is finished with a soft-grained pine veneer and transformed using Nagasaka’s innovative ColoRing technique. Up until now, ColoRing had involved a time-consuming, fully-manual process created by fusing the traditional Japanese techniques of udukuri and tsugaru-nuri, but thanks to Artek’s revolutionary manufacturing techniques, the design can now be bought to a wider audience.

The design celebrates 100 years of strong diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan and makes up part of Artek’s FIN/JPN Friendship Collection, created in collaboration with Japanese and Finnish designers.

As revolutionary as the colorful technique adorning it, the Bench 153-B represents the pinnacle of functionalist furniture design and is characterised by its state-of-the-art curved L-leg. Created by bending a piece of birch to a curved 90° angle, the L-leg is fastened directly to the seat, thus achieving Aalto’s signature streamlined and simple aesthetic.

Bench 153B, designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek in 1945, has gotten a new look with the ColoRing technique.

Height: 44 cm. Dept:40 cm. Width : 72,5 cm.
Seat material:Solid birch, pine veneer
Base material:Lacquered solid birch

Note: Due to the innovative nature of the ColoRing technique, each bench features a uniquely grained finish and therefore will not match the picture exactly.

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