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Alvar Aalto "Chair of Our Times", a Collector's Gem

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This minimalist functionalist chair known as "The product of our time", is a rare gem and is the first chair born of the Alvar Aalto - Otto Korhonen collaboration that went on to influence and change how chairs were made. Very clean-lined, simplified stained and lacquered birch plywood designed in 1928-29 by Alvar Aalto and manufactured by Otto Korhonen - Huonekalu ja Rakennustyötehdas. The archive picture is from the 1932 "The homemaker's guide" and was the first time the young Alvar Aalto's name was mentioned as the designer of the chair. Before this date, more weight was given to the already established and much more experienced Otto Korhonen. The real width 47.5cm.
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