Stool 60 "Kontrasti"
Stool 60 "Kontrasti"
To mark the 90th anniversary of Stool 60, Artek presents Stool 60 Kontrasti, first of three Anniversary Editions that tell the story of this humble Finnish design classic.
Stool 60 Kontrasti celebrates the ingenious construction processes Alvar Aalto first released in 1933. In this anniversary edition, contrasting tones of thermo-treated birch veneer sheets are used to highlight these great innovations.
By inserting veneer sheets into incisions in each leg, birch wood is given the necessary flexibility to be bent into the desired L-shape. For Stool 60 Kontrasti thermo-treated birch veneer in a contrasting tone is used for the wood bending process to highlight the beauty of this great innovation. The same darker veneer strips reappear in the seat top, emphasizing the economic use of wood offcuts from the legs in the construction of the seat.
Now, as in 1933, Stool 60 is made entirely from one raw material, and without complicated joinery. Stool 60 Kontrasti brings these virtues of responsible timber usage and holistic design thinking into focus.
Made in Finland
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings. He never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture."
Founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists. Furthermore, they are Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design. Besides, they developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art!
The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and measurement accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. Besides, it stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.