Authentic chair 66 by Alvar Aalto & Artek.

 

Chair 66 is a universal wooden chair in the tradition of Classic kitchen and café chairs; it's visible, additive construction logic is full of character and pleasing to the eye. The wide backrest offers comfort and flexibility, while the Finnish birch used to make the chair is both durable and lightweight. With its handle-like seat back, Chair 66 is easy to move wherever it is needed. Available in a variety of colors and finishes.

 

Recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was born in Kuortane, Finland. During a long and prolific career, Aalto designed buildings for almost all key public institutions, as well as standardized housing and private homes. One of the co-founders of Artek, Aalto left a legacy with lasting resonance.

 

Aalto’s architecture is distinctively Finnish, strongly individual, and marked by a warm humanity. His buildings derive their aesthetic character from their dynamic relationship with their natural surroundings, their human scale, superbly executed details, unique treatment of materials, and ingenious use of lighting.

Aalto began designing furnishings as a natural extension of his architectural thinking. His first modern piece of furniture was created in 1931-32 for the tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Finland. Artek was set up in 1935 to market and sell his and his wife Aino’s furniture, lighting, and textiles, particularly on international markets.

 

Through his innovations in form and line, Alvar Aalto’s name has also become important in the history of design. In fact, Aalto first achieved fame in Continental Europe as a furniture designer, and only later as an architect. His contribution to furniture design was among his foremost achievements in its own right. Aalto’s furniture and lighting form the heart of the Artek range.

 

Price is per item. Handmade to order in Finland. The chair 66 is also available in the below variants. Please specify when ordering.

Seat material options: White laminate, black linoleum, fabric upholstery, or leather upholstery

Full lacquer options: Natural birch, black, or white

 

In-stock lead time 2-3 weeks. Out-of-stock lead time up to an additional 8 weeks or more. Please note that inventory can change at any time. For time-sensitive orders, please inquire prior to purchasing.

Authentic Chair 66 by Alvar Aalto Lamp; Artek

$600.00Price
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  • CREATOR: Alvar Aalto (Designer), Artek (Manufacturer)

    PRODUCTION TYPE: Re-Edition

    PRODUCTION TIME: 2-3 Weeks

    OF THE PERIOD: Scandinavian Modern

    PLACE OF ORIGIN: Finland

    DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Contemporary

    PERIOD: 21st Century

    MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Lacquered Birch

    CONDITION: New

    DIMENSIONS: H 31.5 in. x W 15.25 in. x D 16.5 in.H 80.01 cm x W 38.74 cm x D 41.91 cm