Alvar Aalto design for Artek, 1937.
Alvar Aalto’s tea trolley was first presented to the public at the 1937 Universal Exhibition in Paris and fast became a classic of Danish design.
The production process is based on the glue-laminated wood method developed by Alvar Aalto in the 1930s, which made the wood particularly strong and flexible, allowing the designer to easily create 90° bends.
Large white wheels are mounted on the front of the trolley with black rubber rings, protecting the floor.
The trolley top is available with black or white ceramic tiles, in white laminate or black linoleum.
A rattan basket is included on the trolleys with the ceramic tops.
Frame: Birch natural lacquered.
Edge birch, natural lacquered. Ceramic tiles, white or black. Rattan basket.
White wheels, lacquered MDF with black rubber rings
Birch, with white ceramic or black ceramic tiles and rattan basket (large)
Birch shelves with white laminate or black linoleum (small)
W65 x D90 x H60 cm, approximately 14 kg (large)
W50 x D90 xH 56 cm, approximately 17 kg (small)