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Alvar Aalto

(Finland, 1898-1976)
Estimate
3 000 - 4 000 EUR
33 000 - 44 000 SEK
3 140 - 4 190 USD
Hammer price
3 100 EUR
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Alvar Aalto
(Finland, 1898-1976)

A CAFETERIA CHAIR, No 10,68.

Padded, leatherette upholstered seat and brass legs. Designed in 1954 for Rautatalo Café in Helsinki. Height 77 cm, width 45 cm.

Literature

Alvar Alto Designer, Alvar Aalto Museum 2002.
Interior image of Rautatalo Café on page 110 and drawing on page 184.
Alvar Aalo furniture, Museum of Finland Architecture 1984. Interior image of Rautatalo Café on page 177.

Designer

Alvar Aalto is one of Finland's most prominent architects and designers and one of Scandinavia's biggest proponents of modern architecture and design. Several of the furniture and vases he designed are today considered iconic design classics, including the Savoy vases, the Beehive lamp, and Armchair, model '31'.Alvar Aalto is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. Aalto was a great ambassador for Finnish design at a time when the Finnish people were thinking about how to present themselves to the rest of the world. He gave equal weight to form and function, and was inspired by the Finnish landscape. Aalto is one of the most important representatives of modern architecture and has created its own architecture direction, whose aesthetic effect is based on careful planning of the buildings in relation to the environment, a human dimension and good sense of material.

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