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Artek Chair 69

Alvar Aalto War Time Chairs Model 69, Artek 1940s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
A very rare Alvar Aalto chair model 69, manufactured during the 2nd World war years in the 1940s
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Pair of Chairs Model 69 by Alvar Aalto
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian pair of chairs model 69 by Alvar Aalto. Chair 69 is one of Artek
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs

Materials

Beech

Rare Alvar Aalto 1940 War-Leg 69 Chair
By Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Alvar Aalto
Located in Turku, Varsinais-Suomi
Early and rare War time leg 69 chair by Alvar Aalto. This is a collectors piece refurbished in a
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Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Birch

Rare Alvar Aalto 1940 War-Leg 69 Chair
Rare Alvar Aalto 1940 War-Leg 69 Chair
H 28.75 in W 16.93 in D 17.72 in
Aalto Table and Four Model 68 Chairs, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Table and four model 68 chairs, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Sets

Materials

Birch

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By Alvar Aalto, Artek
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Artek's chair 69 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935. he chair uses Aalto’s iconic L-leg structure
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Pair of Alvar Aalto Chairs 69
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Pair of Alvar Aalto Chairs 69
Pair of Alvar Aalto Chairs 69
H 28.75 in W 16 in D 16 in
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Artek Chair 69 For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the artek chair 69 you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, birch and beech, every artek chair 69 was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a artek chair 69, we have 9 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the artek chair 69 you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A artek chair 69 made by Scandinavian Modern designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — is very popular.

How Much is a Artek Chair 69?

Prices for a artek chair 69 start at $250 and top out at $8,000 with the average selling for $2,229.

Alvar Aalto for sale on 1stDibs

An architect and designer, Alvar Aalto deserves an immense share of the credit for bringing Scandinavian modernism and Nordic design to a prominent place in the global arena. In both his buildings and his vintage furniture — which ranges from chairs, stools, tables and lighting to table- and glassware — Aalto’s sensitivity to the natural world and to organic forms and materials tempered the hardness of rationalist design.

Relatively few Aalto buildings exist outside Finland. (Just four exist in the United States, and only one — the sinuous 1945 Baker House dormitory at M.I.T. — is easily visited.) International attention came to Aalto, whose surname translates to English as “wave,” primarily through his furnishings.

Instead of the tubular metal framing favored by the Bauhaus designers and Le Corbusier, Aalto insisted on wood. His aesthetic is best represented by the Paimio armchair, developed with his wife, Aino Aalto, in 1930 as part of the overall design of a Finnish tuberculosis sanatorium.

Comfortable, yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the Paimio chair’s frame is composed of two laminated birch loops; the seat and back are formed from a single sheet of plywood that scrolls under the headrest and beneath the knees, creating a sort of pillow effect. Aalto’s use of plywood had an enormous influence on Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Marcel Breuer and others who later came to the material.

Concerned with keeping up standards of quality in the production of his designs, Aalto formed the still-extant company Artek in 1935, along with Aino, whose glass designs were made by the firm. In the latter medium, in 1936 the Aaltos together created the iconic, undulating Savoy vase, so-called for the luxe Helsinki restaurant for which the piece was designed.

Artek also produced Aalto pendants and other lighting designs, many of which — such as the Angel’s Wing floor lamp and the Beehive pendant — incorporate a signature Aalto detail: shades made of concentric enameled-metal rings graduated down in diameter. The effect of the technique is essential Alvar Aalto: at once precise, simple, and somehow poetic.

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Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

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