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Artek Chair 69

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Starting at: $568.00 CAD
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Chair 69 is one of Artek's most popular dining chairs. It was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935 and has been continuously in Artek's selection ever since. Chair 69 was originally designed for the Viipuri Municipal Library. In 1927 Aalto won the planning competition MORE INFO

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  • Black Lacquered Legs, Seat and Back
  • White Lacquered Legs, Seat and Back
  • Orange Lacquered Legs, Seat and Back
  • Yellow Lacquered Legs, Seat and Back
  • Green Lacquered Legs, Seat and Back
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Chair 69 is one of Artek's most popular dining chairs. It was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935 and has been continuously in Artek's selection ever since. Chair 69 was originally designed for the Viipuri Municipal Library. In 1927 Aalto won the planning competition for the library and the building was inaugurated in 1935. Beside planning the building, he also designed lamps, details of the interiors and furniture like the Chair 69 and the iconic Stool 60.

Chair 69 features a slightly wider base and backrest to provide superior stability and everyday function. Built from high-quality materials, the chair's legs and back are made from natural birch. Chair 69 has a L-leg structure, which makes it possible to attach the chair legs directly to the seat.

MATERIALS:

  • Legs and back birch, natural lacquered

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Max Height: 74 cm / 29.1 Inch
  • Height to Seat: 44 cm / 17.3 Inch
  • Width: 44 cm / 17.3 Inch
  • Depth: 47 cm / 18.5 Inch

HELPFUL NOTES:

  • The product options with the (q) label are designated as Quick Ship by Artek.
Brand
Artek

Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” That was the beginning of Artek.

The Artek collection comprises design furniture and lighting fixtures by the Nordic masters Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala and Eero Aarnio. The latest addition to the portfolio consists of products by Yrjö Kukkapuro. The masterpiece of Kukkapuro, the Karuselli chair, will be
re-launched on the market in the beginning of the year 2014. In addition to classics, Artek is also launching new generation design products under the Artek Studio brand. Alvar Aalto’s furniture represents an interpretation of Scandinavian modernism articulated primarily in Finnish birch wood. Wood and functionality are both hallmarks of the Artek collection. The Artek portfolio represents the most comprehensive collection of wooden design furniture in the world.

Artek has international sales offices in New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Tokyo. The domestic market accounts for 60% of the company’s turnover, with Artek holding a solid position in the Finnish consumer and contract market. Vitra’s design classics have for a number of years been an important part of Artek’s collection for the Finnish market. Artek operates four stores in Finland, as well as a wide retail network. 

Designer
Artek Chair 69 Designed by:
  • Alvar Aalto , 1935
Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

Finland, 1898 – 1976

Finland’s most famous architect and designer, Alvar Aalto reshaped the architecture and furniture of public buildings on the basis of functionality and the organic relationship between man, nature and buildings. He is known as the “Father of Modernism.”

Born in 1898 in Finland, Alvar Aalto studied at the Helsinki University of Technology, graduating with a degree in architecture. In 1924 Aalto and his wife honeymooned in Italy. The Mediterranean culture had a profound influence on Aalto’s creative process, blending his Nordic intellect with the natural ornamentation of Northern Italian landscape and architecture. In 1927 the Aaltos moved to the city of Turku in Finland. Aalto designed the Paimio Sanatorium, a building that elevated him to the status of master of heroic functionalism. His design for the Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, is one of the most admired private residences in contemporary architecture.

In 1933 Aalto moved to Helsinki. There he founded his architecture firm, Artek, where he executed major international commissions, such as the Finnish Pavilions for the 1936 Paris World Fair and the 1939-1940 New York’s World Fair. Aalto’s architecture, furniture and glassware evokes multiple allusions to images of unspoiled nature. Aalto’s creativity was deeply rooted in his own organic way of life and the traditions of the Scandinavian countries. Aalto was featured on the last series of the 50 Finnish mark bill, before the Euro was introduced. He died in 1976 in Helsinki, Finland.

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