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Alvar Aalto Tables

Many of the most important works by acclaimed Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto can be attributed to a single design element: the L-leg. The L-shaped design allowed legs to be attached directly to Aalto’s sophisticated tables and seating, without the need for a connecting joint. This innovation, which he called “the little sister of the architectural column,” characterized the designer’s penchant for simple, easily adaptable furniture pieces, such as the side tables, coffee tables and dining tables he created, which straddled elegance and simplicity.

Developed in partnership with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen and patented in 1933, the L-shaped leg — the result of Aalto’s experimentation with bending birchwood, a pioneering technique at the time — would become a hallmark of tables, stools (see his iconic Stool 60), benches and chairs that Aalto designed and produced through his company, Artek, which he cofounded in 1935 with his wife and designer Aino, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The company quickly found success selling streamlined, modern furniture both in Finland and, thanks to a growing interest in Nordic furniture outside Scandinavia, internationally, including the UK where many early Artek pieces were imported by the company Finmar.

Like much of his furniture, most of Aalto’s tables, especially early models, are constructed either fully or in part with birch, which the designer referred to as a “form-inspiring, deeply human material.” The flexibility of his L-leg design allowed for easily interchangeable combinations of tabletops. It also standardized the design process for multiple shapes, with the same bentwood L-legs attached to round, square or rectangular tops for a variety of table models. This look is a hallmark of Aalto’s style — and, indeed, of mid-century Scandinavian modern design in general. It has been frequently riffed on and copied throughout the ensuing decades, though Artek still produces Aalto’s original designs.

Find a wide range of vintage Alvar Aalto tables on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Table Model 81B, Red Linoleum surface.
By Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Artek
Located in Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto rectangular L-leg table in red linoleum top, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab and retailed by Artek since the 1930s. Alvar Aalto designs are famous ...
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1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Mahogany Desk for Artek with Drawers and Pull Out Work Surfaces
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Chicago, IL
The model #500 mahogany desk designed by Alvar Aalto, made in Sweden for Artek, Finland. Six drawers with two pull-out work surface boards. A nice example...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Mahogany

Alvar Aalto foldable table In Blue Linoleum, Artek 1950s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto foldable table in birch with beautiful blue linoleum surface, designed by Alvar Aalto and manufactured by Artek in the 1950s. The materials used by Artek were very duarbl...
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1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto, Dining Table Model 92, 1940s, Artek
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
This is a beautiful extending table model 92 by Alvar Aalto from 1940s. Body of the table is solid birch. The surface of the table is laminated by oak veneer. Extension leaf to be st...
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1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch, Oak

Alvar Aalto Rare Writing Table from Otaniemi Technical University, 1960s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Rare writing table, designed by Alvar Aalto, 1960s. Birch with linoleum table top. Later modified with the reading lamp. The writing table is from the Otaniemi Technical University. ...
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1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Metal

Side Table By Alvar Aalto for Artek Finland
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Turku, FI
Spectacularly colored little table By Alvar Aalto For Artek Finland. Iconic L-leg Design. Re-Painted by a professional at some point. No original color. Dimensions: Height 54cm Lw...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Early Side Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
Located in Helsinki, FI
Side table, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s. Stained birch frame with oak veneer table top. Good vintage condition, minor patina...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch, Oak

Alvar Aalto Dining Room Set Model DL82 Table & Model 65 Chairs, circa 1940s
By Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto dining room set model DL82 table and 3 pieces of model 65 chairs from the 1950s, manufactured by O.Y. Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas A.B. Birch a...
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1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Mid Century Modern Sculptural Round with Bent Legs by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple yet elegant design by the iconic Alvar Aalto for artek. Round birch top about 19 in diameter with a height of 17.5 a good size to use in several locations. In very good condit...
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1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Vintage Aalto H-legged Table (Table 81B) by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
H-legged Table (Table 81B) with blue linoleum top (Blue linoleum top is no longer in production) The last of Alvar Aalto’s inventions to be adopted by the furniture industry was th...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Vintage Aalto Table rectangular (Table 81B) by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
Table 81B with red linoleum top (Red linoleum top is no longer in production) The Aalto Table rectangular is a perfect solution for numerous spaces, from a small kitchen to large di...
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1930s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Dining Table/Desk Made In Beechwood By Alvar Aalto From 1960s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Lejre, DK
This versatile beech wood dining table/desk combines functionality with timeless elegance. The tabletop is covered with linoleum, which gives a durable and stylish appearance. Desig...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Beech

Vintage Aalto Table rectangular (Table 80A) by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
Table 80A with red linoleum top (Red linoleum top is no longer in production) The Aalto Table rectangular is a perfect solution for numerous spaces, from a small kitchen to large di...
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1930s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Stool 60 with finger joint seat by Alvar Aalto for Artek, 1960s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
1960s model with five slits in the L-legs and a finger-joint detail on the seat. Date of Manufacture: circa 1960s "The finger joint detail vanished in the mid 1960s. (The finger joi...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Bentwood

Stool 60 with finger joint seat by Alvar Aalto for Artek, 1930-40s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
1930-40s model with four slits in the L-legs and a finger-joint detail on the seat. Date of Manufacture: circa 1930-40s Alvar Aalto's iconic Stool 60 is the most elemental of furnit...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Bentwood

Alvar Aalto Nesting Tables Model 90C & 90D, Artek, Late 20th Century
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Nesting tables model 90C & 90D, designed by Alva Aalto, manufactured by Artek, Late 20th Century. Birch frame, table top birch and white linoleum. Good vintage condition, minor patin...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

extra large original 1930's Alvar Aalto dining, conference table or desk, Finmar
By Finmar, Alvar Aalto
Located in London, GB
Rare large size original 1930's modernist early Alvar Aalto L-Leg plywood desk, dining, conference or library table. beautiful patina. numbered legs and 1930's Finmar label. Manufactured by O.y. Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyotehdas A.b., Turku, Finland for Finmar ltd...
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20th Century Finnish International Style Alvar Aalto Tables

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Plywood

Model DL82 Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Model DL82 table, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s. Birch with linoleum table top. The table has an extendable part that can be f...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

alvar aalto 50's gray linoleum table
By Alvar Aalto
Located in 東御市, JP
alvar aalto 50's gray linoleum table . original condition and great patina.
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1930s Finnish Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Aalto Tea Trolley Model 901 for Artek, 1950s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Aalto Tea Trolley Model 901 for Artek, circa 1950s. Model created in the 1930s. White linoleum top with birch frame and white lacquered wood wheels with rubber rings...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Rubber, Birch

Alvar Aalto tobacco table
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Vantaa, FI
Alvar Aalto tobacco table ealry 1950s good original condition no restoration done to this table.
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Wood

Desk, Alvar Aalto, Artek, 1950/1960s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Desk, design Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Artek, 1950/1960s. Teak table top with painted wood drawers. Good vintage condition, patina and wear consistent with age and use. Alvar Aa...
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1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Wood, Teak

Vintage Aalto Table half-round by Alvar Aalto for Artek (coffee table height)
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
The Aalto Table designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933 conveys a relaxed familiarity that resists categorisation. With legs and edge-bands of Finnish birch, it radiates natural beauty and w...
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1930s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

alvar aalto 50's beige linoleum table
By Alvar Aalto
Located in 東御市, JP
alvar aalto 50's beige linoleum table . original condition and great patina.
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1930s Finnish Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

An Exceptionally Rare Alvar Aalto War-time Side table, 1940s
By Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Artek
Located in Helsinki, FI
A beautiful war-time side table by Alvar Aalto. The patina is in our opinion quite nice and as such deserves to be untouched really. This side table can be even turned into a stool f...
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1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

1960s Alvar Aalto Vintage Table 91 in Natural Birch Imported by Icf
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
TABLE 91 ALVAR AALTO FOR ARTEK C.1960-1970 Vintage Alvar Aalto for Artek table 91 in birch, imported by ICF. This round table is the largest size that Artek ...
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1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Coffee Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Coffee table, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s, birch. Good vintage condition, patina consistent with age and use. Alvar Aalto ...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Dining Room Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Dining room table, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s. Birch with linoleum table top. Good vintage condition, patina on the legs co...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Artek Table81C 40s Natural Warleg
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Kobe, 28
This is Table 81C of the 40's, wartime specs. This is a detail that goes without saying, but due to the shortage of craftsmen during the war and the inability of factories to operate...
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1940s Finnish Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

original 1930's Alvar Aalto tea trolley 98, Artek, Finland, Finmar ltd label
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Located in London, GB
Alvar Aalto, an original 1930's modernist birch tea trolley model 98, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab for Artek and distributed by Finmar ltd...
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20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Plywood

Tea Trolley by Alvar and Aino Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1936
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Chicago, IL
An earlier edition of the Alvar and Aino Aalto Tea Trolled for Artek. Using new technology to bend birch wood, the dynamic design duo created a heritage piece that has stood the test...
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1930s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Wood

L-Leg Dining Table, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
L-leg table, designed by Alvar Aalto, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950/1960s. Birch. Rare mint green color linoleum top. Good vintage condition, patina and...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Serving Trolley 901 by Artek
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
901 Serving Trolley by Alvar Aalto. Authentic, stamp on bottom. 90s. Birchwood frame and linoleum covered trays. 35w 20d 20h
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1990s Finnish Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Laminate, Wood

Rare Alvar Aalto Dining Table, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1940/1950s
By Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
Located in Helsinki, FI
Rare Alvar Aalto dining table, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1940/1950s. Birch. Good vintage condition, minor patina consistent with age and use. Alvar Aal...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Side Table for Artek Finland 1970s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Alvar Aalto L leg rectangular side table for Artek. Bentwood laminated-birch legs. Original black linoleum top. Can be used as coffee table, console or child desk. Nice patina.
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1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Very Rare Aino Aalto Vanity Desk Model 191, 1930s
By Artek, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Over half a century later, from its original days of manufacturing, this dressing table designed by Alvar Aalto is still extremely hard to come by. This particular piece comes with m...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Mirror, Birch

Aino Aalto Rare Measuring Table Artek 1950's
By Artek, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
This table/sidetable was first designed as a measuring table for babies in hospitals. It has a metric measuring unit attached to it, and a sliding wooden piece to adjust according to...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley / Bar Cart Model 900 for Artek. Birch and Rattan.
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Kansas City, MO
Alvar Aalto iconic Tea Cart 900 produced by Artek. This example is in very good condition with few signs of use. Birch wood frame and rattan basket. Great mid century design. Fun...
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1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Rattan, Birch

Alvar Aalto Coffee Table, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Alvar Aalto
Located in Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto coffee table, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s. Stained birch. Good vintage condition, minor patina consistent with age and use. Alvar Aalto...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Stool X600 (fan leg) for Artek by Alvar Aalto
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
This stool was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1954 and features his impressive X-Leg design. X-Legs are created from splitting the traditional L-Leg in a longitudinal direction and re-...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Bentwood

Rare Alvar Aalto Radio Table, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s
By Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
Located in Helsinki, FI
Rare Alvar Aalto radio table, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930s. Stained birch. Great condition, minor patina consistent with age and use. Alvar Aalto (1...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Early model 83 birch dining table by Alvar Aalto, Finland, 1930s
By Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Alvar Aalto
Located in Hägersten, SE
Early example of the model 83 dining table designed by Alvar Aalto. Produced in Turku, Finland by Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas during the 1930s. Signed with stamp Aalto design Made...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Rare Alvar Aalto Dressing Table, circa 1930
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Dronten, NL
Almost a century later, from its original days of manufacturing, a dressing table designed by Alvar Aalto is extremely hard to find. This particular piece is completely original, wh...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

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 Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1950s. Linoleum table top, birch, imitation leather (kerni) upholstery...
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1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Mid-Century Tea Cart Model 901 Trolley by Alvar Aalto for Artek, Finland, 1950s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Vorst, BE
Tea Cart or Trolley model 901 designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto for Artek. Made in Finland. Manufactured probably in the 1950s. Birch frame, contrasting shelving with black linoleum, ...
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Late 20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch, Plywood

Vintage Functionalist Desk by Alvar Aalto, Artek, Finland, 1930s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Stockholm, SE
Desk by Alvar Aalto made from birch with original green top. Lovely, clean lines. Neat size, small drawer to the left.
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 901 in white
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Tea Trolley 901 was originally designed by Alvar Aalto for Artek in 1936. It was the simplest of his tea trolley designs, combining British tea culture with Japanese architecture...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Wood, Bentwood

Alvar Aalto Fan Leg Dining Table
By Alvar Aalto
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fantastic Alvar Aalto fan leg dining table. Birchwood with nice patina and grain-very good condition.
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1960s Finnish Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Model 83 Table and Model 66 Chairs
By Alvar Aalto
Located in London, GB
A vintage model 83 dining table by Alvar Aalto for Artek made of Finnish Birch ply & 8 model 66 chairs in the same wood. This set is over 20 years old but the exact production date is unclear. There are no stamps or marks related to Artek but the build quality and features are enough to verify its authenticity. The condition of the set is good, the table and chairs are all very solid with minimal dents or chips. There are a couple of chairs showing signs of more use than others, however all seat conditions are visible in the photos provided. There is one small mark on the table top which has been pictured with regular house keys...
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1970s British Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch, Plywood

Alvar Aalto Table, Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930/1940s
By Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
Located in Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto table, manufactured by Oy Huonekalu- ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, 1930/1940s. Birch. Good vintage condition, patina and wear consistent with age and use.
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Stool X601 (fan leg) for Artek by Alvar Aalto
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
This stool was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1954 and features his impressive X-Leg design. X-Legs are created from splitting the traditional L-Leg in a longitudinal direction and re-c...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Bentwood

Alvar Aalto Tea Cart Model 900, Artek 1960s
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Helsinki, FI
One of the most iconic and sought after pieces designed by Alvar Aalto. This traditional, elegant and pragmatic tea cart is made in the style of Scandinavian modern design. The troll...
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1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Ceramic, Rattan, Birch

Tea Trolley 900 by Alvar Aalto for Artek (Early Model)
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
The tea trolley was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with though their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Bentwood, Ceramic, Rattan

Vintage Aalto Table Round (Table 91) by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Centreville, VA
The Aalto Table conveys a relaxed familiarity that resists categorisation. With legs and edge-bands of Finnish birch, it radiates natural beauty and warmth, moving easily between p...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Alvar Aalto Tables

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Bentwood

Alvar aalto Side Table Model 86 for Artek, 1930s
By Alvar Aalto, Huonekalu-Ja Rakennustyötedas Oy, Artek
Located in Helsinki, FI
This small size side table can be used in any room, and for a variety of purposes. It is perfect as an arm chair or reading space side table. The vintage honey like colour patina of ...
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1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Dinning Set with Lazy Susan and 6 Model 66 chairs, 1940s
By Artek, Alvar Aalto, Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab
Located in Helsinki, FI
Alvar Aalto reached world fame as an architect and furniture designer by no mistake. As he designed his different public and private buildings around the world, he also designed the ...
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1940s European Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Glass, Birch, Bentwood

A Pair Of Classic Alvar Aalto Fan Leg Stools ca' 1970's
By Alvar Aalto
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A classic pair of three-legged "fan" leg stools by Alvar Aalto. Purchased in the 1970's.
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1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Birch

Trolley model 900 designed by Alvar Aalto with tile by Fiskars for Artek, Sweden
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Stockholm, SE
Trolley model 900 designed by Alvar Aalto with tile by Fiskars for Artek, Finland, 1946. Birch, tile from Fiskars, and rattan. Provenance: Ingvar Norman, Ernst Sundhs Byggnads AB. ...
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1940s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Tables

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Ceramic, Birch

Alvar Aalto tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Alvar Aalto tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Alvar Aalto tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by Alvar Aalto were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Aino Aalto, and Tapio Wirkkala. Prices for Alvar Aalto tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $600 and can go as high as $80,707, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,831.
Questions About Alvar Aalto Tables
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Alvar Aalto is known for bringing Scandinavian modernism and Nordic design to global prominence. In his designs for buildings and furniture, Aalto's sensitivity to the natural world and to organic forms and materials tempered the hardness of rationalist design. One of his most famous pieces is the Paimio armchair, which he designed in 1930 for a Finnish tuberculosis sanatorium. Comfortable yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the Paimio chair's frame is made 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 pillow effect. Aalto's use of plywood had an enormous influence on Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Marcel Breuer and many others. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Alvar Aalto furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The style most commonly associated with Alvar Aalto is Scandinavian modern. As an architect and designer, 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, Aalto's sensitivity to the natural world and organic forms and materials tempered the hardness of rationalist design, as is indicative of Scandinavian modern pieces. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Alvar Aalto furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    The Paimio chair, designed by Alvar Aalto, is a type of armchair created in 1932. Also called the Armchair 41, it was intended to help people breathe easier and was designed for a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio. For the chair's frame, Aalto and his wife, Aino, opted to use Finland's native birchwood, which is strong and inexpensive and felt warmer and more organic than the tubular steel found in similarly shaped pieces. Laminated wood loops form the arms, legs and a pair of flat skids, while its sculptural seat and back are built from a single piece of thin plywood. Shop a variety of Alvar Aalto Paimio chairs on 1stDibs.

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