Design

Design by Alvar and Aino Aalto.
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a desk lamp sitting on top of a yellow table
Table lamp A 702 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
TABLE LAMP A 702, Alvar Aalto. This lamp was shown at the Minimum Apartment exhibition in Helsinki in 1930 as a desk lamp for the home. It was also chosen as one of the doctors’ desk lamps for Paimio Sanatorium.
two black lamps sitting next to each other on top of a white table with light coming from them
Table lamp A 702 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
TABLE LAMP A 702, Alvar Aalto. This lamp was shown at the Minimum Apartment exhibition in Helsinki in 1930 as a desk lamp for the home. It was also chosen as one of the doctors’ desk lamps for Paimio Sanatorium.
a wooden chair with black fabric on it's back and legs, sitting in front of a gray background
Lounge chair - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
Sisustus ja Huonekalumessut (Interior design and furniture exhibition) were organized in Helsinki, September 11-19, 1937. An upholstered version of this chair was shown at this particular exhibition. The chair was given its present-day, lighter look in year 1947.
a black and white photo of a chair with metal frame in the shape of a reclining
Lounge chair - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
Sisustus ja Huonekalumessut (Interior design and furniture exhibition) were organized in Helsinki, September 11-19, 1937. An upholstered version of this chair was shown at this particular exhibition. The chair was given its present-day, lighter look in year 1947.
a close up of a wooden table with wicker on the top and bottom edge
Y-leg - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
The leg construction of the Y-leg stool is based on the earlier invention for bending solid wood by Aalto and Otto Korhonen, the L-leg. In the Y-leg, two slender L-legs were chamfered on opposite sides and glued together.
a wooden table with metal legs in black and white
Y-leg - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
The leg construction of the Y-leg stool is based on the earlier invention for bending solid wood by Aalto and Otto Korhonen, the L-leg. In the Y-leg, two slender L-legs were chamfered on opposite sides and glued together.
two chairs and a rug in a room with flowers on the side table next to them
Armchair 400 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
ARMCHAIR 400 One of the characteristics of furniture designed by Alvar Aalto is its adaptability; many different chairs can be produced from one basic model. Different combinations of arms and legs, 'jouset' (springs) and 'kehät' (rings), have proved to be ideally suited to this kind of variation.
a zebra print chair sitting on top of a black floor next to a gray wall
Armchair 400 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
ARMCHAIR 400 One of the characteristics of furniture designed by Alvar Aalto is its adaptability; many different chairs can be produced from one basic model. Different combinations of arms and legs, 'jouset' (springs) and 'kehät' (rings), have proved to be ideally suited to this kind of variation.
a chandelier hanging from the ceiling in front of two windows with light coming through them
Auditorium light fitting - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
The motifs for all the light fittings in the theatre are derived from styles of the past. With their ample shapes, the lamps fit in well with the imaginative world of the theatre. The light fittings in the Jyväskylä Workers’ Club date from a time when lamps took shape on the architect's drawing board, but skilled hands were still needed to make them.
a wooden chair sitting on top of a metal frame
Chair 23 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
The first chairs of this type were probably made in 1930 and shown at the Minimum Apartment exhibition in Helsinki. The Swiss furniture makers Wohnbedarf took the chair into production for the Continental European market in the early 1930s.
a wooden chair sitting on top of a black metal frame with a brown leather seat
Chair 23 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
The first chairs of this type were probably made in 1930 and shown at the Minimum Apartment exhibition in Helsinki. The Swiss furniture makers Wohnbedarf took the chair into production for the Continental European market in the early 1930s.
four pieces of metal that have been shaped into heart shapes and are sitting on a white surface
H-jalka - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö
Alvar Aallon viimeinen käyttöön otettu keksintö huonekaluteollisuuden alalla oli holkki- eli H-jalka. Metallista valmistetut, huonekalun jalkaan työnnetyt holkit ruuvattiin pöytälevyn alle.
a black and white photo of a fan shaped object
X-leg - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
Aalto designed yet another L-leg variation in the 1950s. The ‘X-leg’ or the ‘fan leg’ is a combination of five, thin, interlinked L-legs. A new series of X-leg stools, tables and armchairs was launched in 1954.
a black and white photo of an abstract sculpture in the shape of a large leaf
X-leg - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
Aalto designed yet another L-leg variation in the 1950s. The ‘X-leg’ or the ‘fan leg’ is a combination of five, thin, interlinked L-legs. A new series of X-leg stools, tables and armchairs was launched in 1954.
three clear glass dishes stacked on top of each other
Aalto Flower - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö EN
Aino and Alvar Aalto designed the Aalto Flower together. It is a set of four different, free-form dishes: a shallow dish, two bowls and a vase. Stacked together, they create a beautiful, sculpturesque glass flower.