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402 Armchair

Rare Version of 402 Armchair by Alvar Aalto for Artek, 1950s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Rare model 402 armchair by Alvar Aalto for Artek from the 1950s with wedges on the legs. Lacquered
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Early Model 402 Armchair by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Made in Finland, 1930s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Detroit, MI
The Model 402 lounge chair or ‘Atelje’ chair was designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto in 1933 for and
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch, Bentwood

Set of 2 First Edition Alvar Aalto 402 Chairs for Finmar, 1930s
By Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Located in amstelveen, NL
402 Chair, Alvar Aalto, Finmar, 1933 The 402 armchair was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933. Aalto
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Vintage 1930s European Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Birch

Alvar Aalto Pair of Artek Cantilever Armchairs Model 402, 1950s
By Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
A beautiful pair of mid-century Alvar Aalto cantilever 'spring' chairs model 402, also known as
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Paire de fauteuils “402” d’Alvar Aalto Pour Artek, 1960
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Fauteuils de la série “402” d’Alvar Aalto pour Artek, 1960. Structure en bouleau courbé, laqué
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Armchairs

Materials

Birch

Rare High-Back Chair Model 402 Designed by Alvar Aalto for OY Huonekalu-Ja Raken
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare high-back chair model 402 designed by Alvar Aalto for OY Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas AB
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Textile, Beech, Plywood

Mid-18th Century Italian Pair of Armchairs with Leather Covers, Milan circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
Pair of armchairs Original impressed leather covers Milan, circa 1750 They measure: 40.94" high
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Jasper Morrison Thinking Man's Outdoor Chair in Varnished Metal for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Jasper Morrison
Located in New York, NY
made of flat bars and the main structure is tubular; the armchair has armrests equipped with integrated
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Jasper Morrison Thinking Man's Chair in Terracotta for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Jasper Morrison
Located in New York, NY
made of flat bars and the main structure is tubular; the armchair has armrests equipped with integrated
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Jasper Morrison Thinking Man's Chair in Gypsum White for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Jasper Morrison
Located in New York, NY
made of flat bars and the main structure is tubular; the armchair has armrests equipped with integrated
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Jasper Morrison Thinking Man's Outdoor Chair in Gypsum White for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Jasper Morrison
Located in New York, NY
made of flat bars and the main structure is tubular; the armchair has armrests equipped with integrated
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Jasper Morrison Thinking Man's Outdoor Chair in Terracotta for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Jasper Morrison
Located in New York, NY
made of flat bars and the main structure is tubular; the armchair has armrests equipped with integrated
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Jasper Morrison Thinking Man's Chair in Varnished Metal for Cappellini
By Cappellini, Jasper Morrison
Located in New York, NY
made of flat bars and the main structure is tubular; the armchair has armrests equipped with integrated
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Alvar Aalto, Pair of Armchairs Model 402 for Finmar, 1930's
By Alvar Aalto
Located in London, GB
Aalto, encapsulating the beauty of mid-Century modernism. They armchairs have been newly upholstered
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Mid-20th Century Danish Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Beech

Early 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
Located in Lymington, GB
Period', 1972, illus. 5, page 400 and p. 402. A winged armchair in the Victoria and Albert Museum London
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Antique Early 18th Century English Georgian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Walnut

  • Early 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
  • Early 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
  • Early 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
  • Early 18th Century Walnut Wing Chair
H 41.74 in W 34.45 in D 26.78 in
Italian Carved Walnut Chairs with Leather Covers, Milan, circa 1750
Located in Milano, IT
-262, n. 402). Other bibliography: Clelia Alberici, Il Mobile Lombardo, Milano 1969, pp. 129-131
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Antique 1750s Italian Rococo Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Leather

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Early Pair of Alvar Aalto / Artek Cantilever 34/402 Armchairs, 1930s
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Alvar Aalto 402 Series Armchair for Artek, circa 1960
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Alvar Aalto manufactured, circa 1960. Curved birch plywood and braided
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Armchair model 402/401 by Alvar Aalto, Finland 1932/33
By Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Located in Berlin, DE
Armchair model 402/401 by Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Turku, Finland 1932/33
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Set of Two Model 402 Cantilever Armchairs by Alvar Aalto for Artek, 1950s
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A set of two model 402 cantilever armchairs by Alvar Aalto for Artek, 1950s. This is an iconic
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Alvar Aalto Model 402 Lounge Chair, circa 1930s
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Fabulous Alvar Aalto Model 402 Lounge Chair by Finmar Needs Reupholstery, 1930s
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402 Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 402 armchair you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, wood and birch, every 402 armchair was constructed with great care. Find 11 options for an antique or vintage 402 armchair now, or shop our selection of 6 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 402 armchair, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A 402 armchair made by modern designers — as well as those associated with mid-century modern — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made 402 armchair over the years, but those crafted by Alvar Aalto, Cappellini and Jasper Morrison are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a 402 Armchair?

Prices for a 402 armchair start at $2,630 and top out at $72,347 with the average selling for $7,650.

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