Are You Finnish Yet?

The architects of the modernist movement designed and produced simple classic furniture to complement the interiors of their sleek innovative buildings.

Most of the furniture designers of the modernist movement cultivated classic designs utilizing steel & glass.

Environment, materials & production methods influence the design development of architectural & furniture design. Finnish architect Alvar Aalto sculpted his native birch as plywood to create his classic 1936 Lounge Chair adding the warmth of wood to the iconic design. The low-slung sled base has earned it the nickname “the tank”.

Artek, continues to manufacturer this chair & several other modernist classic designs by Aalto. The Finnish furniture company was founded in 1935 by four young idealists that included husband & wife architects/designers Alvar & Aino Aalto

The “Lounge Chair 400” is part of design history and can be viewed at the New York Museum of Modern Art as part of its permanent collection. Classic modernist furniture produced by the original manufacturer is a wise investment for mid-century inspired interior design & restoration.

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