STOOL 60 COLORING.
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 colourful technique adorning it, the stool 60 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.
The iconic Stool 60, designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, has gotten a new look with the ColoRing technique.
Height: 44 cm. Diameter:38 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.