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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

H Leg / H94 extending table. 1950s. Birch and ash with painted cast metal sockets. Manufactured by O.y.Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas A.b, Turku for Artek.

A rare example of Alvar Aalto’s later designs.

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Model 60 stacking stool. Finmar. 1930s.

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

1930s Model 60 stool. Finmar label to the underside.

Rare upholstered stool. Outstanding condition.

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Rare version of the “Kakkonen” stackable armchair No. 2. /15. Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland. 1930s.

Finmar label to the underside.

A good example of Aaltos formative years and early designs; this chair is made from laminated and solid birch and retains its original black finish.

Co-designed by Alvar Aalto and Otto Korhonen in 1930, the chair was manufactured over the years as four differing versions. This version is the rarest of the four. The design is similar to one of other versions in that the front legs protrude at the side. However, the front edge of the seat on this version is formed as a more severe right angle as shown in the detail fig.1 (The other version with protruding legs was rounded at the front). It also has a small decorative corner feature when seen from the front that is reminiscent of traditional Chinese chairs.

The chair was illustrated in Alvar Aalto Designer, Alvar Aalto museum p.69 and in Alvar & Aino design collection Bischofberger p.21

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Alvar Aalto (Finland 1898-1976)

Model 901 tea trolley.

An early 1930s/40s edition – evidence of the ‘Aalto, Finland stamp’ to the underside.

It has been over-painted a few times at much early dates. It could be restored.

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