Tea trolley 900 birch - white ceramic - Alvar Aalto 1936.
The Artek trolley is inspired by the British tea culture, with which Aino and Alvar Aalto were introduced to all their many travels, as well as the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired. With a frame consisting of two birch slat loops, Tea Trolley 901 has two shelves and a sturdy birch handle. Dual wheels, coupled with the lightweight birch quality, mean the trolley is easy to maneuver and park.
The tea trolley 900 consists of a curved birch frame, large plywood wheels, handmade rattan basket and ceramic surface of the table top. Aalto designed the Tea Trolley 900 for home use and it can also be found in the living room of Villa Mairea, the villa designed by Alvar Aalto.
Dimensions: L 90 cm. H 56 cm. D 50 cm. Frame: birch Wheels: Birch, white ceramic tiles
Tea trolley 900 comes in two variants and tea trolley 901 comes in four variants: birch clear lacquered with black linoleum, birch clear lacquered with white laminate, birch black lacquered / peat color MDF wheels and peat linoleum top and black linoleum shelf (version Hella Jongerius), birch clear lacquered, white MDF wheels with red / turquoise ColoRing top and shelf, birch with black ceramic tiles, and birch with white ceramic tiles.
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 Fairs.