Alvar Aalto design for Artek, 1933.
The famous Stool 60 stool by Alvar Aalto is the most successful Artek product in the world and has inspired a generation of furniture. Proof of its success, production has not been interrupted since 1933.
The unique and patented construction of the three L-shaped legs was the result of several years of Aalto’s experimenting with bending wood. The result was revolutionary at the time, and the commonly used folded steel legs were gradually replaced with the wooden versions, for a more natural result.
The combination of solid wood and plywood, which gives the legs their rounded shape, also brings great strength to the structure.
Even though they are sturdy, the Stool 60 stools are still lightweight and easy to carry and move. They will fit anywhere in your home, and can be used in modern or traditional interiors, thanks to the many possible finishes.
To celebrate its 80th birthday in 2013, Artek is offering new versions with colorful seats echoing the colors used by Aalto for an architectural project at the time. Throughout the year, various collaborations with famous designers and architects will give birth to other limited editions.
Legs: birch with a natural lacquer.
Seat options: birch veneer, black linoleum, white laminate, upholstered with fabric or leather.
White, black, gray or red.
Special 80th birthday edition by Mike Meire: multicolor, 6 versions available. Please contact us for details.
Diameter: 38 cm
Seat height: 44cm (or 38cm with 4 legs)
Approximately 5 kg