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Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

Alvar Aalto (Finland, 1898–1976)
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 armchair, 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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Dining Table Model 91 Designed by Alvar Aalto, Finland, 1950's
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Stockholm, SE
Birch, with blue linoleum surface. Measures: D: 127 cm/ 4' 2" H: 72 cm/ 2' 4 1/3".
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1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Birch

Alvar Aalto Dining Table and Four Chairs, circa 1970
By Alvar Aalto
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Dining table and chairs designed by Alvar Aalto, Measures: Table 75 cm D x 121 cm W x 71 cm H Chair 44 cm D x 39 cm W x 77 cm H In good original condition, with minor wear co...
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1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Alvar Aalto Dining Room Tables

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Wood

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

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

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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Alvar Aalto Fan Leg Dining Table with Four Chairs
By Alvar Aalto
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fantastic Alvar Aalto fan leg dining table with four strap chairs. Birchwood with nice patina and grain-very good condition, chairs have some staining and dirt marks.
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