Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, the Tea trolley is one of his most recognisable and iconic designs. It was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with through their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired.

With a frame composed of two birch lamella loops, Tea Trolley 901 features two shelves and a solid birch handle. Twin oversized wheels in combination with the lightweight quality of birch means the trolley can be easily manoeuvred and parked at will. The 901 design features a lacquered birch frame and top edges and wheels with black rubber treads that won't mark floors, with shelves finished in either laminate or linoleum.

After delving into Artek's archives, Dutch designer and colour specialist Hella Jongerius has created a new colour combination for Artek. Her subtle interventions resulted in a 'dark' version of the trolley - a black lacquered birch frame with a peat linoleum top shelf and a charcoal linoleum bottom shelf. While the upper tray of the Trolley fully catches the light, the lower level always remains in shadow. This effect was accentuated by using different colours for the respective levels.

Besides being an impressive and classic way to serve tea, the Tea Trolley 901 can also be used as a portable home bar or a place to display your favourite objects. 

Tea Trolley 901
by Artek


Lacquered Solid Birch Lamella / White HPL Shelves
Lacquered Solid Birch Lamella / Black Linoleum Shelves
Black Lacquered Solid Birch Lamella / Peat and Charcoal Linoleum Shelves
$2,480.00

Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, the Tea trolley is one of his most recognisable and iconic designs. It was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with through their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired.

With a frame composed of two birch lamella loops, Tea Trolley 901 features two shelves and a solid birch handle. Twin oversized wheels in combination with the lightweight quality of birch means the trolley can be easily manoeuvred and parked at will. The 901 design features...

Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936, the Tea trolley is one of his most recognisable and iconic designs. It was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with through their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired.

With a frame composed of two birch lamella loops, Tea Trolley 901 features two shelves and a solid birch handle. Twin oversized wheels in combination with the lightweight quality of birch means the trolley can be easily manoeuvred and parked at will. The 901 design features a lacquered birch frame and top edges and wheels with black rubber treads that won't mark floors, with shelves finished in either laminate or linoleum.

After delving into Artek's archives, Dutch designer and colour specialist Hella Jongerius has created a new colour combination for Artek. Her subtle interventions resulted in a 'dark' version of the trolley - a black lacquered birch frame with a peat linoleum top shelf and a charcoal linoleum bottom shelf. While the upper tray of the Trolley fully catches the light, the lower level always remains in shadow. This effect was accentuated by using different colours for the respective levels.

Besides being an impressive and classic way to serve tea, the Tea Trolley 901 can also be used as a portable home bar or a place to display your favourite objects. 

‘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: 90 cm, Height: 56 cm, Depth: 50 cm

Supplied as a pre-assembled trolley with the wheels detached for transportation. Requires simple assembly. 

Frame - Lacquered form-bent solid birch lamella (a series of solid birch layers glued together to form a super-strong single piece).

Wheels - Lacquered MDF with black rubber ring.

Top and shelf surface - High-pressure laminate (HPL), Linoleum.

Made in: Finland

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Alvar Aalto

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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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