Artek | 41 Paimio Chair

Height 640, Depth 800, Width 600,Seat height 330, Arm Height 510mm

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.