Armchair 41

Armchair 41 “Paimio“

Designer: Alvar Aalto

Year: 1932

Combining a traditional outline with a light, organic form, this revolutionary interpretation of the club chair set new standards in modern furniture design. Fixed to the frame at only four points, Armchair 41’s suspended seat appears to float and provides an astounding degree of elasticity. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as “Paimio” ages, it remains perfectly balanced. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932, Armchair 41 was created for the interior of a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio and is considered one of Aalto’s masterpieces.

Armchair 41
Aalto's "Paimio" Chair possesses a timeless sculptural elegance
Paimio Sanatorium historical photo
Armchair 41 was created for the interior of a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio
Armchair 41 _Paimio_ cm
Frame:
Form-bent solid birch lamella
Seat shell:
Form-pressed birch plywood

This product is available in black or white.

Armchair 41

Armchair 41 “Paimio“
Frame: birch, clear lacquer
Seat shell: birch, black lacquer

Armchair 41 _Paimio_ white lacquer

Armchair 41 “Paimio“
Frame: birch, clear lacquer
Seat shell: birch, white lacquer