Alvar Aalto Side Table 915 Set For Sale
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Alvar Aalto Side Table 915 Set

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Simple, elegant, timeless Finnish side tables which can be used beside a sofa or used as a bedside tables. Hard-wearing white lacquered pressed birch plywood shelves with upturned edges ensure all items remain in place. The laminated birch legs which have been bent into a curve formation. Manufacturers label on the underside of lower shelf. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932 for the Paimio Sanatorium, Finland and now part of Aalto's permanent furniture collection. Measurements: W: 59cm / 23.2" x D: 49cm / 9.2" x H: 59cm / 23.2"

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  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    LaminatedBirch,LacqueredPlywood
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 23.23 in. x W 23.23 in. x D 19.3 in.H 59 cm x W 59 cm x D 49 cm
  • Seller Location
    Havelock North, NZ
  • Seller Reference Number
    SDDAL004
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU3897311857493
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About Alvar Aalto (Designer)

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 chair,” 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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