Armchair 400 _Tank  legs walnut stain_seat fabric upholstery Artek grey

Armchair 400 “Tank“

Designer: Alvar Aalto

Year: 1936

As voluminous as it is comfortable, Armchair 400 was created by Alvar Aalto in 1936 for an exhibition at the Milan Triennale, where it was promptly awarded a prize. The chair owes its nickname “Tank” to its distinctive wide and sturdy armrests made of form-bent birch lamella and to its robust upholstery. The springy cantilevered frame offers a flexible, comfortable seat. A favourite since the 1930s, Armchair 400 remains effortlessly modern and can be upholstered in any material.

Armchair 400 "Tank" Wall Light A910
Cut from the same piece of solid birch lamella, both armrests will warp evenly over time
Armchair 400 "Tank" HJ Stool 60 Floor Light A810
A place to relax and reflect
Frame:
Form-bent solid birch lamella
Seat and back versions:
Birch plywood, Fabric upholstery with zig-zag-springs and PU foam and polyester padding, Leather upholstery with zig-zag-springs and PU foam and polyester padding

Made in Finland

    A variety of colours and upholstery can be combined. Find some examples here.

    Armchair 400 _Tank  legs clear laquered birch_seat fabric upholstery Artek grey

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat tonus 4 / 216

    Armchair 400 _Tank  honey stain birch_seat fabric upholstery Artek grey

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat tonus 4 / 216

    Armchair 400 _Tank  legs walnut stain_seat fabric upholstery Artek grey

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, walnut stain
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat tonus 4 / 216

    Armchair 400 _Tank  legs black laquered birch_seat fabric upholstery Artek grey

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, black lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, kvadrat tonus 4 / 216

    Armchair 400 _Tank  legs clear laquered birch_seat leather indian red

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sörensen indian red

    Armchair 400 _Tank  honey stain birch_seat leather indian red

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, honey stain
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sörensen indian red

    Armchair 400 _Tank  legs walnut stain_seat leather indian red

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, walnut stain
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sörensen indian red

    Armchair 400 _Tank  legs black laquer_seat leather indian red

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, black lacquer
    Seat and back: leather upholstery, sörensen indian red

    Armchair 400 "Tank" clear lacquer vidar

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, vidar

    Armchair 400 _Tank_ clear lacquer zebra_WEB

    Armchair 400 “Tank“
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat and back: fabric upholstery, zebra