Armchair 41 "Paimio" by Alvar Aalto & Artek.


Combining a traditional outline with a light, organic form, this revolutionary interpretation of the club chair set new standards in modern furniture design. Fixed to the frame at only four points, Armchair 41’s suspended seat appears to float and provides an astounding degree of elasticity. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as “Paimio” ages, it remains perfectly balanced. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932, Armchair 41 was created for the interior of a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio and is considered one of Aalto’s masterpieces.


Price is per item. Handmade to order in Finland.


The Armchair 41 is available in birch and white, and birch and black. In-stock lead time 28 weeks. Out of stock lead time up to an additional 8 weeks or more. Please note that inventory can change at any time.

Armchair 41 "Paimio" by Alvar Aalto & Artek

  • CREATOR: Artek (Maker), Alvar Aalto (Designer)

    DESIGN: Paimio Armchair

    DIMENSIONS:  Height: 25.25 in. (64.14 cm), Width: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm), Depth: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm), Seat Height: 13 in. (33.02 cm)

    STYLE: Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)

    MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Lacquered Birch, Plywood

    PLACE OF ORIGIN: Finland

    PERIOD:  21st Century

    DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Contemporary

    PRODUCTION TYPE:  New & Custom (Re-Edition)