Artek | 41 Paimio Chair
Aalto originally designed this now classic easy chair, utilising moulded laminated wood, between the years 1930-1932 for the Paimio Sanatorium - a building which is considered Aalto's most significant early building.
Designer: Alvar Aalto
Paimio is also the starting point for Aalto as a furniture designer.
The radical sculptural form of the gently curving seat moulded from a single piece of springy plywood was designed for the patients respiratory comfort.