Armchair 42 - Small Paimio

Alvar Aalto | Artek


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.

Product Information
Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932, Armchair 42 is 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.

Frame: Form-bent solid birch lamella
Seat Shell: Form-pressed birch plywood

H 72  W 60  D 75 cm
Seat Height: 36 cm


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