Set of four barstools Mod. “K65”
Structure from laminated and lacquered birch
DESIGNER Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)
DIMENSIONS W. 37 x D. 38 x H. 71 /cm.
L' opera di Alvar Aalto, Edizioni di Comunità, 1965, pg. 60 (illustration)
Alvar Aalto was a Finnish pioneering architect and designer who moved away from the 20th century classicism and gradually, along with other architects from Sweden, turned to modernism. The Viipuri Library (1927-1935) and the Paimio Sanatorium (1929-1933) were two examples that highlight his architectural turn. Aalto's work prioritized qualities beyond immediate functionality, such as mood, atmosphere and intensity of life.