The Aalto 401 is a high-backed classic armchair designed by alvar Aalto in 1933. As other pieces of furniture designed by Aalto, also the 401 armchair is characterized by the L- construction. To bend the leg, a piece of straight, solid birch is sawn open at the end in the direction of the fibres, forming the shape of a fan. Thin pieces of plywood are then glued in the grooves. This structure makes it possible to bend the wood by heating or steaming the desired angle and when dry it will have a very strong texture.
- Manufacturer: Artek
- Design: Alvar Aalto
- Size: Width 62,5 cm, depth 80 cm, seat height 40 cm, height 105 cm
- Material: Natural lacquered birch, zig-zag springs, polyurethane foam, polyester wadding
- Upholstery options: Kvadrat Hallingdal: off-white 100, black 190, red 680
- Notes: Available also with Hallingdal fabrics in other colours. Ask more from our Customer Service.