The Aalto 401 is a high-backed classic armchair designed by alvar Aalto in 1933. As other pieces of furniture designed by Aalto, also the 401 armchair is characterized by the L- construction. To bend the leg, a piece of straight, solid birch is sawn open at the end in the direction of the fibres, forming the shape of a fan. Thin pieces of plywood are then glued in the grooves. This structure makes it possible to bend the wood by heating or steaming the desired angle and when dry it will have a very strong texture.
Brand / Artek
Dimension / 625 W x 800 D x 1050 H x 570 mm SH
Colour / Various
Material / Birch, Seat with Springs. Polyurethane foam and polyester wadding.
Available in various upholstered fabrics. Please enquire for more information.