Armchair 41 a.k.a. "Paimio".
Alvar Aalto, Finland 1932.
Material: Bent birch plywood, lacquered.
Originally designed for the Paimio Sanatorium in Turku, Finland, the chair is designed so that the patients could lean back slightly to open their chest and inhale the maximum amount of air. The openings in the back are for air circulation. These chairs were on the balcony of each room and patients would sit many hours in the chair each day and just inhale the fresh pine air. But, don't worry - luckily the comfort of this chair is now for everyone to enjoy. For more info please follow this link to the producers homepage: [www.artek.fi]
We have the armchair 41 for you to see in our showroom by appointment. We have a special offer on a showroom piece [follow this link]
3.212,00 € (incl. 19% V.A.T.)