To mark the 90th anniversary of the iconic Artek Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto, Artek presents a special edition called Kontrasti, Finnish for 'contrast'. The Stool 60 Kontrasti Edition highlights the unique solid wood bending techniques pioneered by Alvar Aalto in 1933 and brings into focus the virtues of responsible timber usage in the ingenious construction of the seat. Each edition commemorates Stool 60's great virtues - unique construction and responsible production values, the beauty and variety to be found in Finnish Wood, Stool 60's ageless longevity as well as its low ecological impact.

In this anniversary edition, contrasting tones of thermo-treated birch veneer sheets are used to highlight these great innovations. By inserting veneer sheets into incisions in each leg, birch wood is given the necessary flexibility to be bent into the desired L-shape. The same darker veneer strips reappear in the seat top, emphasising the economical use of wood offcuts from the legs in the seat structure. 

Now, as in 1933, Stool 60 is made entirely from one raw material, and without complicated joinery. Artek Stool 60 Kontrasti Edition is an extraordinary milestone for a humble wooden stool.

Alvar Aalto Stool 60 - Kontrasti Edition
by Artek


$307.00

To mark the 90th anniversary of the iconic Artek Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto, Artek presents a special edition called Kontrasti, Finnish for 'contrast'. The Stool 60 Kontrasti Edition highlights the unique solid wood bending techniques pioneered by Alvar Aalto in 1933 and brings into focus the virtues of responsible timber usage in the ingenious construction of the seat. Each edition commemorates Stool 60's great virtues - unique construction and responsible production values, the beauty and variety to be found in Finnish Wood, Stool 60's ageless longevity as well as its low ecological impact.

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To mark the 90th anniversary of the iconic Artek Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto, Artek presents a special edition called Kontrasti, Finnish for 'contrast'. The Stool 60 Kontrasti Edition highlights the unique solid wood bending techniques pioneered by Alvar Aalto in 1933 and brings into focus the virtues of responsible timber usage in the ingenious construction of the seat. Each edition commemorates Stool 60's great virtues - unique construction and responsible production values, the beauty and variety to be found in Finnish Wood, Stool 60's ageless longevity as well as its low ecological impact.

In this anniversary edition, contrasting tones of thermo-treated birch veneer sheets are used to highlight these great innovations. By inserting veneer sheets into incisions in each leg, birch wood is given the necessary flexibility to be bent into the desired L-shape. The same darker veneer strips reappear in the seat top, emphasising the economical use of wood offcuts from the legs in the seat structure. 

Now, as in 1933, Stool 60 is made entirely from one raw material, and without complicated joinery. Artek Stool 60 Kontrasti Edition is an extraordinary milestone for a humble wooden stool.

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Dimensions:-
Diameter: 38 cm, Height: 44 cm

Simple assembly required. Artek's policy is to always use environmentally friendly flat-packaging where possible.

Stackable up to 10 stools.

Made in: Finland

Legs - Solid birch, contrasting thermo-treated birch veneer inserts, clear lacquer

Seat - Birch, contrasting thermo-treated birch veneer inserts, clear lacquer


Alvar Aalto

This product is designed by
Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), born in Kuortane, Finland, is now recognised as one of the great masters of modern architecture. He designed buildings for nearly all the significant public institutions, as well as standardised housing and private homes, during his long and prolific career. Aalto was one of the co-founders of Artek, leaving a legacy with lasting resonance.

Aalto's architecture is notably Finnish, exhibiting a strong individuality and marked by warm humanity. His buildings derive their aesthetic character from their dynamic relationship with natural surroundings, their human scale, well-executed details, unique treatment of materials, and innovative use of lighting.

Alvar Aalto's name has become significant in the history of design due to his innovations in form and line....

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Josef (London, GB)
Stool 60 Kontrasti

Very happy with the purchase. Stool 60 Kontrasti is a beautiful and truly a really well made product. Order through reallywellmade store arrived quickly and their customer service is very good.