Stool 60

DESIGNED BY Alvar Aalto,1933

Manufactured in 42 production steps at the A-Factory in Turku, Finland. Alvar Aalto’s iconic Stool 60 is the most elemental of furniture pieces, equally suitable as a seat, a table, storage unit, or display surface. The legs are mounted directly to the underside of the round seat without the need for complicated connecting elements. Thanks to its geometry, the stool can be stacked to save space in a spiraling tower sculpture. 

Size: D38 x H44cm
Color: Honey Stained / Leather
Material: solid birch in Finland
Availability: In Stock


In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a ground-breaking process that resulted in the L-leg.  To create the L-leg, cuts are made at the end of a piece of wood, with the slits extending just below the level of the planned bend. Wood veneer strips are then inserted and glued. This simplifies the bending process and increases the stability of the component which a real breakthrough in his time and now become a longlasting tradition of furniture design.

The Making of Stool 60 from Artek.

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