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Vintage Aalto H-legged Table (Table 81B) by Alvar Aalto for Artek

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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 the sleeve or H-leg. The sleeves were in metal and screwed to the underside of the table top, and the legs were pushed in. The construction was durable and relatively simple to make. It meant that even heavy wooden table tops could be used with elegant wooden legs. The H-legged table us known to have been used for the first time in the interior furnishing of the National Pensions Institute main building (Alvar Aalto 1948: 1953-1956).
  • Creator:
    Alvar Aalto (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 27.5 in (69.85 cm)Width: 47 in (119.38 cm)Depth: 29 in (73.66 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 1960
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Centreville, VA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU8365239191212
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