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Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

Finnish, 1898-1976

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.

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Creator: Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto Scandinavian Modern Dining Set in Ash and Birch by Artek, 1970s
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Odense, DK
Alvar Aalto dining set consisting of a round "L-leg" dining table model 91 in ash and 4 dining chairs model 68 in birch. This set was made at Artek, Finland in the 1970s. The chairs ...
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1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Ash, Birch

Alvar Aalto Dining Table for Artek, circa 1960
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Dining table designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1960. Manufactured by Artek (Finland). Wood legs and structure. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, p...
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1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Original 1930's Alvar Aalto Large L-Leg Dining or Conference Table, Finmar Ltd
By Alvar Aalto, Finmar
Located in London, GB
Rare large size original 1930's modernist early Alvar Aalto L-Leg plywood dining, conference or library table. numbered legs and 1930's Finmar label. Manufactured by O.y. Huonekal...
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20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Plywood

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 Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Dining Table Model No. 91 in Ash at Artek, Finland in the 1970s
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Odense, DK
Round "L-leg" dining table model 91 in ash designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1930s. This model was made at Artek in the 1970s.
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1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Ash

Alvar Aalto Dining Table in Birch with Two Leaves, Model H94 for Artek
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Denver, CO
A wonderful Mid-Century H94 dining table by Alvar Aalto for Artek in richly aged ash and birch with two leaves that store conveniently and discreetly under the table top. Heavy metal...
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1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Ash, Birch

1940s Finnish Birch Extention Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
By Alvar Aalto, Artex
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rectangular extension dining table with a laminated birch top and solid bentwood legs, having two (2) self storing 19.5" leaves. Fully extended table is 90.5" W.
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1940s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Extra Large Dining Table, circa 1960
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Dining table designed by Alvar Aalto, circa 1960 Special commission, unique piece of measure: 246 x 140 x73 cm Wood legs and structure. In great original condition, with minor...
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1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Wood

Classic Modernist Bent Plywood Dinette Set by Alvar Aalto for Artek / Finland
By Alvar Aalto, Artek
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Modernist Bent Plywood Burch Table and chair set by Alvar Aalto for Artek / Finland,, Great set,, gently used condition.Table measures 49" in diameter,, Chairs measure 15"W x...
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2010s Finnish Bauhaus Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Laminate, Bentwood

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Alvar Aalto L-leg Stools Model 60 in Birch & Red Linoleum, 1960s Artek, Finland
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Alvar Aalto Desk and Chair Model 65, made by Artek, Finland in the 1960s
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Alvar Aalto Armchairs with Special Height, Artek, "Enso-Gutzeit", 1962
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Scandinavian Modern Windsor Chair in Patinated Ash and White Boucle
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Brass Pendant Wall Lamp by Louis Poulsen, 1960s Scandinavian Modern
By Paavo Tynell, Alvar Aalto, Louis Poulsen
Located in Odense, DK
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By Hans J. Wegner, Andreas Tuck
Located in Odense, DK
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Located in Buffalo, NY
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'81B' Dining Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Mid Century Dining Table in Birch by Alvar Aalto for Artek Finland, circa 1950s
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Located in Odense, DK
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Located in Stockholm, SE
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Alvar Aalto Model 91 Dining Table Artek, circa 1946-1956
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in San Francisco, CA
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Midcentury Alvar Aalto Dining Table by Artek Finland, circa 1950
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
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Alvar Aalto Birch Dining Table for Artek
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Located in Brooklyn, NY
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Midcentury Alvar Aalto for Artek Birchwood Rectangular Table
By Artek, Alvar Aalto
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
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Alvar Aalto dining room tables for sale on 1stDibs

Alvar Aalto dining table sets are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Alvar Aalto dining tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 7 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Alvar Aalto's original dining tables were created in the 20th century in Scandinavian modern style in Finland. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider dining room tables by Laukaan Puu, Artek and Ilmari Tapiovaara. The prices for Alvar Aalto dining table can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$3,237 and tops at US$10,806, while pieces like these can sell for US$9,179 on average.

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