Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976) was a Finish architect and designer. His designs encompass His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. He developed numerous designs for moulded laminated timber (plywood) during the 1930s, including a revolutionary L-shaped leg that was used in much of his furniture. The success of these designs enabled him and his wife Aino to found the furniture manufacturing company Artek in Helsinki in 1935. Aalto glassware is manufactured by Iittala. Aalto’s work, which was well received in Britain and America during the 1930s and ’40s, was produced by Finmar, a British subsidiary, and later by Artek-Pascoe in New York. Artek also began production in Sweden when exports from Finland to America were prohibited during World War II.
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), 80C Table, designed 1935, manufactured by Artek, the lacquered birch square top raised on four 'L' form legs, labelled 'design Alvar Aalto Artek 2001 artek.fi, height 44 cm, width 60 cm, depth 60 cm. Provenance: Purchased
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), Dining Table, Model #91, designed c. 1948, moulded and laminated birch plywood, the round top raised of four L-legs, height 72 cm, diameter 125 cm, Labels: cf. for comparison Finsven Inc. Aalto Design product catalog, 1948
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), Rectangular Dining Table, designed c. 1935, manufactured by Artek, natural birch, with white laminate top, supported on four L-shape legs, height 72 cm, width 120 cm, depth 75 cm
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), Y61 Stool, designed 1947, manufactured by Artek, lacquered birch 'Y' legs, with quilted black canvas, height 45 cm, width 41 cm, depth 41 cm. Provenance: Purchased from Anibou
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), 81C Table, designed 1935, manufactured by Artek, the lacquered birch square top raised on four 'L' form legs, labelled 'design Alvar Aalto Artek 2009 artek.fi, height 72 cm, width 75 cm, depth 75 cm. Provenance: Purchased
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976). Dining suite manufactured by Artek, Finland, the round top with four legs, birch, natural finish, together with four chairs, labelled 'Original alvar aalto design artek made in Finland 2004', (5)
Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976). Pair of armchairs 402, designed 1933 manufactured by Artek, birch faced moulded plywood with green fabric upholstery, stamped 'Original Alvar Aalto Artek design made in Finland' (2)
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), a pair of Model 60 stools, designed 1932-1933 manufactured by Artek, Finland, c.2003 laminated birch, laminex 45 cm high, 35 cm diameter cm labels to base. Provenance: Purchased from Anibou, Sydney
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