Alvar Aalto (Finland, 1898-1976)

An architect and designer, Alvar Aalto deserves an immense share of the credit for bringing Scandinavian modernism to a prominent place in the global arena. In both his buildings and in his furnishings — which range from chairs, 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 furniture.

     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 chair,” developed in 1930 as part of his overall design of a Finnish tuberculosis sanatorium. Comfortable, yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the 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 at the headrest and beneath the knees, creating a sort of pillow effect. Aalto’s use of plywood had enormous influence on Charles 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 his wife, Aino Aalto, 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 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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Authentic Tea Trolley 901 in Birch Black by Alvar ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek, Hella Jongerius
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Carts and Bar Car...
Birch
Alvar Aalto's Tea Trolleys serve as highly functional and distinctive additions to a dining room or hospitality area. Introduced at the 1937 Paris World's Fair, they are in the permanen...
Authentic Pendant Light A330S "Golden Bell Savoy" ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar and Aino Aalto were commissioned to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki in 1936. Made from a single piece of brass, the Golden Bell was custom-designed as a pa...
Early Pair of Alvar Aalto Armchairs Chair Model 406 Artek, 1960
Early Pair of Alvar Aalto Armchairs Chair Model 40...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cotton, Birch
Early pair of Alvar Aalto chairs model 406 Artek, 1960. Nice pair of armchairs made from laminated birch. This is an early production by Artek, circa 1960. Still in very good condition....
Dining Set Model 91/66 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland
Dining Set Model 91/66 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, F...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Birch
An Alvar Aalto dining set comprising of one large table model 91 and four model 66 chairs. Birch plywood with black linoleum seat and tabletop. Alvar Aalto introduced the bent L-leg ...
Floor Lamp by Alvar Aalto, Artek Editions, Finland, circa 1953

By Alvar Aalto
Floor Lamp by Alvar Aalto, Artek Editions, Finland...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1950s Finnish Floor Lamps
White enameled metal, vented roughly conical shade on a black leather sleeved brass shaft, impressed with maker’s mark; from Aalto’s (1898-1976) “Angel Wing” series, model A805. Literat...
Tea Trolley Model Number 99 Designed by Alvar Aalt...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tray Tables
Plywood
Tea trolley model number 99 designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1935. Plywood and glass. Measures: H 60,5 cm/ 2 1/4'' L 85 cm/ 2' 9 3/4'' T 51,5 cm/ 1' 8 1/2''.
Beautiful Stool Designed by Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto
Beautiful Stool Designed by Finnish Architect Alva...
Alvar Aalto
Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Beautiful and well-worn stool designed by Alvar Aalto. ICF tag.
Early Pair of Alvar Aalto Model 402 Chairs for Fin...
Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Vintage 1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Plywood
Some great original examples of one of Aalto’s groundbreaking cantilevered wooden armchairs. These are early models dating from the 1940s in birch plywood with lovely patina and orig...
Set of Six Alvar Aalto #46 Armchairs by Artek

By Alvar Aalto
Set of Six Alvar Aalto #46 Armchairs by Artek
Alvar Aalto
Mid-20th Century Finnish International Style Chairs
Birch
A set of six armchairs in Baltic birch, grey leather and rattan. Original manufacturers (Artek) finish. Only one previous owner.
Alvar Aalto Children's Table and Chairs

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Children's Table and Chairs
Alvar Aalto
Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets
Birch
Table and two chairs designed by Alvar Aalto for a child for Artek Finland. His classic bent plywood set. White laminate table top on birchwood. Children's seats are blue and yellow. ...
Early Tank Chair by Alvar Aalto for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Early Tank Chair by Alvar Aalto for Artek
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Cowhide, Plywood
Early Tank chair with birch arms and spring construction seat and back. Reupholstered in cowhide. Made by Artek. This chair was produced between 1940 and 1955.
Early Alvar Aalto for Finmar Table

By Alvar Aalto
Early Alvar Aalto for Finmar Table
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Beech
Early bentwood side table, designed by Alvar Aalto for Finmar, Finland, circa 1940s. Classic example of Danish modern design.
Two Pair of Alvar Aalto Vintage Fan Leg Nesting Stools or End Tables

By Alvar Aalto
Two Pair of Alvar Aalto Vintage Fan Leg Nesting St...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Set of four tables which can be stacked.
Alvar Aalto Magazine Shelf for Artek, Blond Wood, Finland, 1950s
Alvar Aalto Magazine Shelf for Artek, Blond Wood, ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Shelves
Birch
Rare floating magazine shelf in birchwood, designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek in the 1950s and no longer produced. Harmonious as if it were an extension of the wall, it can stand alone o...
Modern Nordic Design Alvar Aalto Iconic Dining Cha...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Birch
This iconic chair was designed by Finnish architect Alvar Alto in 1935. Made by Artek Finland. Aaltos two-dimensional plywood technic created furniture with new organic shape an...
Alvar Aalto Dining Table Made by Artek Finland, 1980s

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Dining Table Made by Artek Finland, 19...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Birch
Alvar Aalto designed this iconic 81b table in 1935 and has become one of the most recognized Scandinavian design pieces from the 20th century. Produced by Artek Finland. Made from b...
Alvar Aalto A331 'Beehive' Pendant Light for Artek in White and Brass

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A331 'Beehive' Pendant Light for Artek...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A331 'Beehive' pendant light for Artek in white and brass. Designed in 1953 and produced by its original manufacturer, Artek of Finland. Executed in white painted metal and ...
Alvar Aalto A331 'Beehive' Pendant Light for Artek in White and Chrome

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A331 'Beehive' Pendant Light for Artek...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A331 'Beehive' pendant light for Artek in white and chrome. Designed in 1953 and produced by its original manufacturer, Artek of Finland. Executed in white painted metal and...
Alvar Aalto Cased White Glass Centerpiece  Bowl

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Cased White Glass Centerpiece Bowl
Alvar Aalto
Mid-20th Century Finnish Modern Bowls and Baskets
Glass
A rare Alvar Aalto organic model #9767 glass dish. Aalto designed the decorative centerpiece for the Karhula Glassworks in Finland. The bowl is stamped Alvar Aalto to the underside. The...
Alvar Aalto Glass Bowl Savoy, circa 1960

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Glass Bowl Savoy, circa 1960
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Glass
Glass designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1960. Manufactured in Finland. In great original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use in the structure some broken leather top...
Authentic Pendant Light A331 "Beehive" in White wi...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Aluminum
lvar Aalto first introduced the light A331 pendant as part of the décor of the University of Jyväskylä. Also known as Beehive, it has become one of Artek’s most popular lights. A331’s s...
Armchair Designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1930s
Armchair Designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finlan...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s European Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Birch
Armchair designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1930s. Laminated birch, original skai upholstery. Measures: H: 70 cm/ 27 1/2'' W: 61 cm/ 24'' D: 73 cm/ 28 3/4''.
Alvar Aalto ‘Angel Wing’ Floor Lamp Model A805 for Valaistustyö Ky, 1954
Alvar Aalto ‘Angel Wing’ Floor Lamp Model A805 for...
Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Metal, Leather
This iconic lamp that was originally designed for the National Pensions Institute in Helsinki, is a true classic. The A805's asymmetrical louvered shade is reminiscent of wings and as a...
Set of Four Alvar Aalto Stools

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Set of Four Alvar Aalto Stools
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Canvas, Beech
Set of four Alvar Aalto stools model no. 61 in beech with canvas seats. Designed for Artek. Great original condition.
Gorgeous Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley Bar Cart Mid-Century Modern
Gorgeous Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley Bar Cart Mid-Cent...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts
Ceramic, Birch
Gorgeous vintage Alvar Aalto Tea trolley in very nice original condition. Tea Trolley 900 features a natural lacquer birch frame with white ceramic tiles, white wheels and rattan basket...
Authentic Chair 69 in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Authentic Chair 69 in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Artek...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch
Chair 69 is one of Artek’s most popular chairs, a universal wooden chair in the tradition of classic kitchen and café chairs. With a broad seat and supportive backrest, Chair 69 exudes ...
Authentic Chair 66 in Lacquered Birch with Linoleu...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch
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 wid...
Authentic Stool 60 in Lacquered Birch with Linoleu...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a g...
Authentic Chair 66 in Birch with Black Lacquer by ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch
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 wid...
Authentic High Chair K65 in Birch with Laminate Se...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Combining the best elements of both a stool and a chair, Alvar Aalto's high chair K65 is perfectly proportioned for counter-height seating. The molded birch plywood backrest is low, uno...
Authentic Chair 69 in Birch with Black Lacquer by ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch
Chair 69 is one of Artek’s most popular chairs, a universal wooden chair in the tradition of classic kitchen and café chairs. With a broad seat and supportive backrest, Chair 69 exudes ...
Authentic Stool 60 in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Authentic Stool 60 in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Artek...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a g...
Authentic Bench 153A in Birch with Black Lacquer b...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Benches
Birch
"These solid birch benches were designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945. They are available in two sizes to easily fit in an entryway or act as a casual living room table. The sturdy constructi...
Authentic Pendant Light A110 "Hand Grenade" in Bla...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Steel
The A110 pendant lamp was designed by Alvar Aalto for the building of the Finnish Engineers' Association. The lamp's beauty is based on its shape which is extremely simple and unique at...
Authentic Pendant Light A330S "Golden Bell" Coated...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar and Aino Aalto were commissioned to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki in 1936. Made from a single piece of brass, the Golden Bell was custom-designed as a pa...
Authentic High Stool 64 Counter Stool in Black by ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Taller in stature, this stool features a natural birch frame and can come accented by a laminate or linoleum seat surface. Perfect for high top tables and bar counters, the stool also f...
Authentic Bench 153A in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Art...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Benches
Birch
These solid birch benches were designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945. They are available in two sizes to easily fit in an entryway or act as a casual living room table. The sturdy constructio...
Authentic High Stool 64 Bar Stool in Black by Alva...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Taller in stature, this stool features a natural birch frame and can come accented by a laminate or linoleum seat surface. Perfect for high top tables and bar counters, the stool also f...
Pair of X602 Stools by Alvar Aalto for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Pair of X602 Stools by Alvar Aalto for Artek
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Wood
Set of two birch stools or side tables model X602 by Alvar Aalto for Artek.  
High Stool by Alvar Aalto for Artek

By Alvar Aalto
High Stool by Alvar Aalto for Artek
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1980s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Birch
Natural birch stool by Alvar Aalto for Artek. Finland, 1980s.
Alvar Aalto Angel Wing Floor Lamp Model A805 by Valaistustyö in Finland
Alvar Aalto Angel Wing Floor Lamp Model A805 by Va...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Steel, Leather, Lacquer
Rare and first production angel wing floor lamp model A805 designed by Alvar Aalto. Produced by Valaistustyö in Finland.
Authentic Pendant Light A110 "Hand Grenade" in Whi...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Steel
The A110 Pendant lamp was designed by Alvar Aalto for the building of the Finnish Engineers' Association. The lamp's beauty is based on its shape which is extremely simple and unique at...
Large Ceiling Lamp A622 Designed Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy

By Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Large Ceiling Lamp A622 Designed Alvar Aalto for V...
Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Flush Mount
Steel, Glass
The model A622 was designed by Aalto for the National Pensions building in Helsinki and is an archetype of architectural lighting. This is the large version, with a diameter of 57 cm. ...
Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' White Pendant Light for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' White Pendant Ligh...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' white pendant light for Artek. Produced by its original manufacturer, Artek of Finland. Executed in white painted metal and ring with white painted inter...
Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' Black Pendant Light for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' Black Pendant Ligh...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' black pendant light for Artek. Produced by its original manufacturer, Artek of Finland. Executed in black painted metal and ring with white painted inter...
Authentic Chair 69 in Lacquered Birch with Laminat...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Laminate, Birch
Chair 69 is one of Artek’s most popular chairs, a universal wooden chair in the tradition of classic kitchen and café chairs. With a broad seat and supportive backrest, Chair 69 exudes ...
Authentic Chair 66 in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Authentic Chair 66 in Birch by Alvar Aalto & Artek...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch
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 wid...
Authentic Chair 69 in Birch with White Lacquer by ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Laminate, Birch
Chair 69 is one of Artek’s most popular chairs, a universal wooden chair in the tradition of classic kitchen and café chairs. With a broad seat and supportive backrest, Chair 69 exudes ...
Authentic Pendant Light A330S "Golden Bell" in Bla...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Steel
Alvar and Aino Aalto were commissioned to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki in 1936. Made from a single piece of brass, the Golden Bell was custom-designed as a pa...
Authentic Pendant Light A331 "Beehive" in White wi...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Aluminum
Alvar Aalto first introduced the light A331 pendant as part of the décor of the University of Jyväskylä. Also known as Beehive, it has become one of Artek’s most popular lights. A331’s ...
Authentic Pendant Light A330S "Golden Bell" in Chr...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Steel, Chrome
Alvar and Aino Aalto were commissioned to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki in 1936. Made from a single piece of brass, the Golden Bell was custom-designed as a pa...
Authentic Pendant Light A330S "Golden Bell" in Whi...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Steel
Alvar and Aino Aalto were commissioned to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki in 1936. Made from a single piece of brass, the Golden Bell was custom-designed as a pa...
1940s Alvar Aalto Side Table

By Alvar Aalto
1940s Alvar Aalto Side Table
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Birch
Early side table, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1946. Good, solid condition, but the original lacquer is worn. The glass top has many minor scratches from years of use.      
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' Brass Pendant Light for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' Brass Pendant Ligh...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' Brass Pendant Light for Artek. Designed in 1937, this iconic lamp has since remained in near constant production by its original manufacturer, Artek of F...
Alvar Aalto A330s 'Golden Bell' Chrome Pendant Light for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A330s 'Golden Bell' Chrome Pendant Lig...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' Chrome Pendant Light for Artek. Designed in 1937, this iconic lamp has since remained in near constant production by its original manufacturer, Artek of ...
Alvar Aalto A330s 'Golden Bell' Black Pendant Light for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A330s 'Golden Bell' Black Pendant Ligh...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' black pendant light for Artek. Designed in 1937, this iconic lamp has since remained in near constant production by its original manufacturer, Artek of F...
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' White Pendant Light for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' White Pendant Ligh...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and P...
Brass
Alvar Aalto A330S 'Golden Bell' white pendant light for Artek. Designed in 1937, this iconic lamp has since remained in near constant production by its original manufacturer, Artek of F...
Alvar Aalto Angel Wing Floor Lamp Model A805 by Valaistustyö in Finland
Alvar Aalto Angel Wing Floor Lamp Model A805 by Va...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Leather, Lacquer
Rare and 1st production angel wing floor lamp model A805 designed by Alvar Aalto. Produced by Valaistustyö in Finland.
Stool 60 in Lacquered Birch with Linoleum Seat by ...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1960s Finnish Stools
Wood
Stool 60 in lacquered birch with linoleum seat by Alvar Aalto & Artek.
Wall Lamp by Aalto

By Alvar Aalto
Wall Lamp by Aalto
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
Swivelling wall lamp in patinated brass designed by Finish architect Alvar Aalto for Louis Poulsen Denmark. The lamp is re wired and in good condition. Works well behind a sofa or readi...
Alvar Aalto Beehive Lamp from Artek Model A331 in White with Brass

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Beehive Lamp from Artek Model A331 in ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal
Beautiful Classic design lamp designed by Alvar Aalto in 1953. Also known as the Beehive. This lamp was first introduced as part of the design of the University of Jyväskylä in Finland ...
Modern Aalto Vase

By Alvar Aalto, Iittala
Modern Aalto Vase
Alvar Aalto, Iittala
Late 20th Century Finnish Modern Vases and Vessels
Glass
The beautiful modern Aalto vase, aka as the Savoy vase, created by designer Alvar Aalto, 1937, Finland. This is the contemporary version, in excellent condition. Marked on bottom as sho...
Rare Pre-War Alvar Aalto Writing Desk in Birch for Artek, 1930s, Finland
Rare Pre-War Alvar Aalto Writing Desk in Birch for...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood, Birch, Bentwood
Alvar Aalto is recognized as one of the greatest masters of modern architecture and is one of the founders of Artek. This desk is a very rare pre-war (1935-1940) desk designed by Aalto ...
Alvar Alto's Renown Scandinavian Modern Pine Screen for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Alto's Renown Scandinavian Modern Pine Scree...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Home Accents
Pine
This folding screen was manufactured for Artek in Helsinki, model no. 100, and designed by Alvar Alto. Made of massive pine slats, held together by four iron cables. The groove of the f...
Alvar Aalto Model 44 Armchairs

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Model 44 Armchairs
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Birch
Aalto designed this Classic armchair in 1947 and it remains a sought-after example of his uniquely functional aesthetic. Produced in 1975 from a solid laminated birch frame which suppor...
Alvar Aalto Writing Desk

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Writing Desk
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Desks
Birch
A vintage writing desk designed by Alvar Aalto Finland, circa 1930. The top veneered in teak rests on four laminated bent legs painted in white. A little unit with five drawers integra...
Alvar Aalto Model 45 Armchair, Artek Finland

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Model 45 Armchair, Artek Finland
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Linen, Cane, Birch
Alvar Aalto first designed the model 45 armchair in 1929 featuring tightly woven cane around the arms with woven linen on seating and backrests. Iconic bent birch framing. This pair pro...
Alva Alato Desk Writing Table Red Lacquer Table Top, 1930

By Alvar Aalto
Alva Alato Desk Writing Table Red Lacquer Table To...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Birch, Bentwood
Very early desk, writing table by Alva Aalto, circa 1930, red lacquer tabletop, birch, bentwood, table size 182 cm x 90 cm x 72 cm.
Room Screen by Alvar Aalto

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Room Screen by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Home Accents
Pine
A room screen constructed from slats of clear honey-toned Finnish pine joined by unseen cables, allowing it to be positioned in a variety of positions.
Authentic High Chair K65 in Birch with Linoleum Se...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Combining the best elements of both a stool and a chair, Alvar Aalto's high chair K65 is perfectly proportioned for counter-height seating. The molded birch plywood backrest is low, uno...
Authentic Stool 60 in Birch with Black Lacquer by ...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a g...
Authentic Stool 60 in Lacquered Birch with Laminat...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a g...
Authentic Stool E60 in Lacquered Birch with Linole...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Projecting a sense of relaxed familiarity, Stool E60 is equally suited to the home, public buildings, and educational facilities. The legs are mounted directly to the underside of the r...
Authentic High Chair K65 in Birch with Black Lacqu...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Combining the best elements of both a stool and a chair, Alvar Aalto's high chair K65 is perfectly proportioned for counter-height seating. The molded birch plywood backrest is low, uno...
Authentic High Chair K65 in Lacquered Birch by Alv...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Combining the best elements of both a stool and a chair, Alvar Aalto's High Chair K65 is perfectly proportioned for counter-height seating. The molded birch plywood backrest is low, uno...
Alvar Aalto Cantilever Chair, Model 31

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Cantilever Chair, Model 31
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Birch
Alvar Aalto cantilever chair, model 31. A very rare 1st edition model 31 lounge chair by Alvar Aalto in birch plywood with a floating back silhouette. Museum quality. Finland, circa 1...
Alvar Aalto, Pair of Side Chairs, Model 66, 1933

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, Pair of Side Chairs, Model 66, 1933
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Modern Dining Room Chairs
Alvar Aalto Artek (manufacturer), Finland Chair Model 66, 1933 (pair) Birch and birch laminated plywood, Original Finmar plastic label and Bowman Bros stamps to undersides. Imp...
Alvar Aalto, Artek X-Leg/Fan Leg Bench/stool, 1954

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto, Artek X-Leg/Fan Leg Bench/stool, 1954...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Benches
Birch
Rare model with wider dimensions. Alvar Aalto, X-leg or fan leg bench/stool, Artek, 1954 Artek, Finland, 1954, birch, leather MKeasures: 23.75 W × 23.75 D × 16.5 H in (60 × 60 × 42 cm)...
Authentic Stool E60 in Lacquered Birch with Lamina...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Projecting a sense of relaxed familiarity, Stool E60 is equally suited to the home, public buildings, and educational facilities. The legs are mounted directly to the underside of the r...
Alvar Aalto Model A805 Angel Wing Floor Lamp

By Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Alvar Aalto Model A805 Angel Wing Floor Lamp
Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Metal, Brass, Leather
Late 20th century floor lamp Angel Wing, model A805, originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1954 and later manufactured by Valaisinpaja Oy, Finland. White louvered metal shade. Shaft and...
Dining Set by Alvar Aalto for Artek

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Dining Set by Alvar Aalto for Artek
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Sets
Birch, Faux Leather
Iconic dining set from Finnish designer and architect Alvar Aalto. De set consists of a table (model 82A) and six chairs (model 69) with vinyl upholstery. All original from first owner....
Authentic Stool E60 in Birch with Black Lacquer by...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Stools
Birch
Projecting a sense of relaxed familiarity, Stool E60 is equally suited to the home, public buildings, and educational facilities. The legs are mounted directly to the underside of the r...
Alvar Aalto Dining Table

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Dining Table
Alvar Aalto
20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Wood
Round with one leaf Model H99 dining table table measures 50" by 50" without the leaf and 72" by 50" with the leaf.
Alvar Aalto Hallway Chair Model No.403 by Finmar

By Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Alvar Aalto Hallway Chair Model No.403 by Finmar
Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch, Plywood
An early and exceptionally rare Alvar Aalto Hallway chair, which was originally designed for the Paimio Sanitorium. The chair bears to the verso an original Finmar label.
Ceiling Light Model a 335 Designed by Alvar Aalto ...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Metal, Brass
Ceiling light model A 335 designed by Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy, Finland, 1952. Brass and lacquered metal. Height of the shade: 40 cm/ 15 3/4" Total height: 65 cm/ 25 1/2...
Set of Eight Alvar Aalto Dining Chairs

By Alvar Aalto
Set of Eight Alvar Aalto Dining Chairs
Alvar Aalto
20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Linen, Wood
Eight model 611 chairs in birch with linen webbing by Alvar Aalto, Finland.  
Alvar Aalto Early Edition Cantilevered Armchair in Original Zebra Hide, 1930s

By Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Alvar Aalto Early Edition Cantilevered Armchair in...
Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Zebra Hide, Birch, Plywood
Early edition cantilevered armchair by Alvar Aalto (Finland, 1898-1976), Model no. 34/402 Designed in 1933. Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab (Turku, Finland) ...
Alvar Aalto Dining or Game Table and Chairs

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Dining or Game Table and Chairs
Alvar Aalto, Artek
20th Century Finnish Dining Room Sets
Upholstery, Birch
Alvar Aalto "Fan Leg" birchwood dining or game table and chairs manufactured by Artek of Finland.
Early Alvar Aalto, Floor Lamp, Model A808, by Valaistustyö Ky, 1950s

By Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Early Alvar Aalto, Floor Lamp, Model A808, by Vala...
Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Metal, Brass, Leather
Alvar Aalto floor lamp, Model A808, an early version, Finland, 1950s. Manufactured by Valaistustyö Ky, Finland. Model originally designed the National Pensions Institute. Br...
Alvar Aalto First Edition Wood Stool for Finmar, circa 1930
Alvar Aalto First Edition Wood Stool for Finmar, c...
Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Vintage 1930s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Stool designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1930. Manufactured by Artek (Finland) Distributed by Finmar (England). Wood legs and structure. Labelled to the underside. This wood stool is desig...
Alvar Aalto, Pinewood Screen, Model 100, circa 1940s

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto, Pinewood Screen, Model 100, circa 194...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Home Accents
Pine
Alvar Aalto. Screen, model nr. 100. Artek. Finland, 1935-1936. Pinewood, metal wire. Height circa 150 cm, width circa 200 cm. Screen or room divider, model nr. 100. Original...
Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp Angel Wing A805, Black Leather Brass White Metal, 1954

By Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp Angel Wing A805, Black Leat...
Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Leather, Metal
An early floor lamp model A805 'Angel Wing' designed by Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy, Finland, manufactured in midcentury, circa 1954. The light originally was designed for the Natio...
Early Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp, Model A805 for Valaistustyö Ky, 1954

By Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Early Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp, Model A805 for Valai...
Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Brass, Leather
Alvar Aalto Floor lamp A805. Valaistustyö Ky. Finland, 1954 White painted metal, brass, tubular brass and black leather-wrapped metal. Stem impressed with Valaistustyö A 805. Measur...
Alvar Aalto Stool

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Stool
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Stool designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1960. Manufactured by Artek (Finland). Wood legs and structure. In great original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, pre...
Alvar Aalto Wingback Lounge Chair, circa 1950

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Wingback Lounge Chair, circa 1950
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1950s Finnish Lounge Chairs
Upholstery, Beech, Plywood
Wingback lounge chair, model 36/401 designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933. Produced by Artek (Finland) in, circa 1950. Bent laminated birch base and armrests, deep foam rubber seat and backre...
Alvar Aalto Bench

By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Bench
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Wood, Birch, Bentwood
Alvar Aalto bench, originally designed circa 1930s, this is an authorized re-edition by ICF, circa 1980s. Signed underneath. Retains warm original patina. It is a versatile size and can...
Early Wing Chair Model 401 by Alvar Aalto

By Alvar Aalto
Early Wing Chair Model 401 by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1940s Finnish Modern Lounge Chairs
Pre-war, high back cantilevered wing chair, with spring seating and bent birch plywood frame. Frame original, new linen upholstery. Made by Artek, circa 1940s.
Set of Alvar Aalto Furniture by Artek of Finland Designed in 1930s
Set of Alvar Aalto Furniture by Artek of Finland D...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1980s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Sets
Birch, Plywood
Beautiful set of four chair 66 and two half circle tables all designed by Alvar Aalto and produced by Artek, Finland. All black setws and tables as well. Has only had one owner an...
Alvar Aalto Model A805 'Angel Wing' Floor Lamp

By Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Alvar Aalto Model A805 'Angel Wing' Floor Lamp
Alvar Aalto, Valaisinpaja Oy
Late 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Metal, Brass, Leather
Sstunning floor lamp model A805 'Angel Wing' designed by Alvar Aalto in 1954 and later manufactured by Valaisinpaja Oy, Finland with white louvered metal shade, shaft and base covered w...
Alvar Aalto Bar Cart Wohnbedarf, 1930s

By Alvar Aalto, Wohnbedarf
Alvar Aalto Bar Cart Wohnbedarf, 1930s
Alvar Aalto, Wohnbedarf
Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts
Wicker, Birch, Plywood
Alvar Aalto bar cart designed for Wohnbedarf in 1937. Very rare object. Molded plywood and solid birchwood, completed with a resistant, red linoleum surface and a unattached wicker bask...
Vintage Alvar Aalto Beehive Ceiling Light

By Alvar Aalto
Vintage Alvar Aalto Beehive Ceiling Light
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1960s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants
Aluminum, Brass
Beautiful and extremely rare turquoise Alvar Aalto "Beehive" ceiling lamp. Solid brass and painted aluminium. The model was designed in 1953.
Alvar Aalto Early Cantilevered Armchair, Finland, 1933

By Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Alvar Aalto Early Cantilevered Armchair, Finland, ...
Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Linen, Birch, Plywood
Cantilevered high-backed armchair by Alvar Aalto. Early production example from 1930s by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland. Originally designed in 1933 for Artek O...
Rare Early Alvar Aalto Savoy 9750 Vase

By Alvar Aalto
Rare Early Alvar Aalto Savoy 9750 Vase
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish International Style Vases and Vessels
Glass
A rare early green version of the Classic. Provenance: Estate of Mary Griggs Burke, Long Island.
Pair of Alvar Aalto 403 Hallway Chairs by Finmar Ltd

By Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Pair of Alvar Aalto 403 Hallway Chairs by Finmar L...
Alvar Aalto, Finmar
20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chairs
Birch
Pair of Scandinavian Modern 403 "Hallway" chairs with solid birch armrests and plywood seats designed by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1932. Produced by Finmar Ltd, labeled. Very good...
Set of Eight Alvar Aalto 615 Chairs

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Set of Eight Alvar Aalto 615 Chairs
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Birch
A set of eight Alvar Aalto 615 chairs with birch frames and flax webbing. Chair has a birchwood frame and high-quality 2" webbing in flax. New webbing can be ordered if desired and in o...
Early Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp, Model a 810, Valaistustyö Ky, 1959

By Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Early Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp, Model a 810, Valaist...
Alvar Aalto, Valaistustyö
Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps
Metal, Brass, Leather, Iron
Alvar Aalto Floor Lamp, Model A 810, "Double Angel Wing" Valaistustyö Ky for Artek Oy, Finland, circa 1950s. Brass, leather, painted metal, leather covered iron base. Height 165 c...
Alvar Aalto Stool, circa 1960

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto Stool, circa 1960
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Stool designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1960. Manufactured by Artek (Finland). Wood legs and structure. In great original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, pre...
Original Alvar Aalto Stools by Artek, Any Color or...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
2010s Finnish Modern Stools
Wood, Bentwood
Signed original Aalto stools in black, large quantity available. For $50 each stools can be painted any color or seats can be covered in fabric. Last three pictures serve as an example...
Bell Pendant by Alvar Aalto

By Alvar Aalto, Louis Poulsen
Bell Pendant by Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, Louis Poulsen
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
Golden bell pendant in patinated brass designed by Alvar Aalto for Louis Poulsen in 1939. Made in Denmark. Great condition.
Alvar Aalto, Triple Angel Wing Floor Lamp, Stamped by Valaistustyo, 1950s
Alvar Aalto, Triple Angel Wing Floor Lamp, Stamped...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Alvar Aalto, Finland. A triple headed Angel Wing floor lamp, model A809, mid-1950s production by the original manufacturer Valaistustyo Oy. The lamp is stamped correctly to the top of t...
Alvar Aalto Bedside Table from the Paimio Sanitorium, Original Ward Markings
Alvar Aalto Bedside Table from the Paimio Sanitori...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Mid-Century Modern End Tables
Alvar Aalto for the Paimio Sanitorium, Finland, 1932. A bedside table with it's original wood top and green metal frame, retains the small black sliders to the base section. The paintwo...
Alvar Aalto 401 Wingback Chairs Artek, Finland, 1970

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Alvar Aalto 401 Wingback Chairs Artek, Finland, 19...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Wingback Chairs
Upholstery, Plywood
Stylish pair of wingback lounge chairs model 401 designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1933. These chairs were purchased at Metz and Co. in the 1970s. The chairs have a birch plyw...
Occasional Table Designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Birch
Occasional table designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1930s. Birch.
Pair of Early, Original Cantilever Chairs, Stamped Alvar Aalto
Pair of Early, Original Cantilever Chairs, Stamped...
Alvar Aalto
Vintage 1930s Finnish Organic Modern Lounge Chairs
Pair of original, vintage chairs by the acclaimed Finnish designer and architect Alvar Aalto. The cantileverd wood frame, laminated and French polished supports the upholstered vintage ...
Alvar Aalto Pair of Side Tables, circa 1940s

By Alvar Aalto, Artek, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Alvar Aalto Pair of Side Tables, circa 1940s
Alvar Aalto, Artek, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy
Vintage 1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Side Tables
Birch, Plywood
Early pair of side tables with drawers by Alvar Aalto, original condition. Finland, circa 1940s. Manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab (Turku, Finland) for Artek Oy...
Early Alvar Aalto Armchair, Model 406, Artek, Finland, 1950s

By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Early Alvar Aalto Armchair, Model 406, Artek, Finl...
Alvar Aalto, Artek
Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Cotton, Birch
Early Alvar Aalto cantilever armchair, model 406. The laminated birch plywood frame originally came with a woven cane webbing, replaced with an naturalistic alternating-color cotton web...