Artek Chair 69 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935. Chair 69 is aesthetically simple and pleasing to the eye, it is also one of the most recognised dining chairs of Scandinavian modernism. Alvar Aalto was granted a patent for the method of bending wood in 1933. Aalto's invention of the 'L-leg' made the Stool 60 famous and paved the way for the iconic dining Chair 69 to receive similar fame. The same technique is used to bend the legs of Chair 69, which are mounted directly to the underside of the rounded seat, without the need for complicated connecting elements. 

Manufactured in Finland's 'A-Factory', each Chair 69 requires 25 different stages of production, and it is entirely made from high-quality Finnish birch. The carefully selected trees are cut during the winter at 60-80 years old. They are dried in the factory lumberyard for a period of one year, waiting for the next steps. Such considered construction only serves to makes the chair even more durable and sturdy. The Artek Chair 69 fits perfectly into a variety of interior spaces. It is a timeless classic, representing the quintessence of functionalist furniture design.

Chair 69
by Artek


Lacquered Birch Frame / Birch Veneer Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / White HPL Birch Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / Black Lacquered Birch Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / White Lacquered Birch Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / Orange Lacquered Birch Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / Yellow Lacquered Birch Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / Green Lacquered Birch Seat
Lacquered Birch Frame / Petrol Lacquered Birch Seat
White Lacquered Birch Frame / White Lacquered Birch Seat
Black Lacquered Birch Frame / Black Lacquered Birch Seat
$443.00

Artek Chair 69 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935. Chair 69 is aesthetically simple and pleasing to the eye, it is also one of the most recognised dining chairs of Scandinavian modernism. Alvar Aalto was granted a patent for the method of bending wood in 1933. Aalto's invention of the 'L-leg' made the Stool 60 famous and paved the way for the iconic dining Chair 69 to receive similar fame. The same technique is used to bend the legs of Chair 69, which are mounted...

Artek Chair 69 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935. Chair 69 is aesthetically simple and pleasing to the eye, it is also one of the most recognised dining chairs of Scandinavian modernism. Alvar Aalto was granted a patent for the method of bending wood in 1933. Aalto's invention of the 'L-leg' made the Stool 60 famous and paved the way for the iconic dining Chair 69 to receive similar fame. The same technique is used to bend the legs of Chair 69, which are mounted directly to the underside of the rounded seat, without the need for complicated connecting elements. 

Manufactured in Finland's 'A-Factory', each Chair 69 requires 25 different stages of production, and it is entirely made from high-quality Finnish birch. The carefully selected trees are cut during the winter at 60-80 years old. They are dried in the factory lumberyard for a period of one year, waiting for the next steps. Such considered construction only serves to makes the chair even more durable and sturdy. The Artek Chair 69 fits perfectly into a variety of interior spaces. It is a timeless classic, representing the quintessence of functionalist furniture design.

‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Dimensions:-
Width: 44 cm, Depth: 47 cm, Height: 76 cm, Seat Height: 45.5 cm

Assembly required due to Artek's policy of using environmentally friendly flat-packaging. Fixings are provided.

Made in: Finland

Legs and seat core - Solid birch
Seat surface - Birch veneer, high-pressure laminate
Backrest - Form-pressed solid birch lamella

Use of water-based lacquers only. 

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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