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Armchair 42

Designer: Alvar Aalto

Year: 1932

Armchair 42 – or “Small Paimio” – was designed by Alvar Aalto for the Paimio Sanatorium in 1932. The frame is made from laminated birch shaped to produce a cantilevered chair; the seat and back are created from one piece of form-pressed plywood. The fluidity of the design creates a soft, comfortable place to sit. The result is an armchair without straight lines, an armchair of exceptional aesthetic appeal. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as the chair ages, it remains perfectly balanced.

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The fluidity of the design creates a soft, comfortable place to sit
Frame:
Form-bent solid birch lamella
Seat shell:
Form-pressed birch plywood

    This product is available in black or white.

    Armchair 42 black lacquer

    Armchair 42
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat shell: birch, black lacquer

    Armchair 42 white lacquer

    Armchair 42
    Frame: birch, clear lacquer
    Seat shell: birch, white lacquer