Bench 153B ColoRing Jo Nagasaka Collection

Add to Wishlist
from £716.00

Originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945 and reinterpreted by Jo Nagasaka in 2019, the ColoRing Bench 153B is crafted by Artek.

Read More
Only 1 Left In Stock
Only %1 left
Add to Wishlist
Delivery Delivery to Delivery info

Due to a technical upgrade, we regret that your purchase may take longer to leave our warehouse; please visit our Help Centre for estimated delivery times.

With tracked delivery from just £5.95, white-glove furniture delivery from £89.50, and international delivery to over 70 countries from £30, we are here for all. 

If you're ordering furniture, we will contact you with a delivery slot to assemble your order at a convenient time, which you then have the option to change to whenever best suits you.

If you need help removing your existing furniture prior to delivery, we are pleased to offer a free collection service with the British Heart Foundation.

For all other deliveries, we'll provide you with a tracking number so you can follow your order's journey from us, to you.

Browsing from outside the UK? Do make use of our helpful delivery cost estimation tool, but please be aware that due to ever-changing costs, we cannot offer an accurate estimate for larger furniture deliveries. Call our Telesales experts on 020 7827 4497 for a quote and to complete your order.

For EU customers, we recommend transferring to our dedicated French Website to avoid local taxes or import duties.

Please note that our lead times are indicative only. While we strive for maximum accuracy, the delivery of your order may be liable to change due to circumstances out of our and our suppliers' control.

For more information, please view our dedicated Delivery & Returns page.

Click and Collect icon Not Available for Click & Collect Click and Collect info
Our Click & Collect service is currently unavailable.


Originally designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945 and reinterpreted by Jo Nagasaka in 2019, the ColoRing Bench 153B is crafted by Artek.

The design celebrates 100 years of strong diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan and makes up part of Artek’s FIN/JPN Friendship Collection, created in collaboration with Japanese and Finnish designers.

Crafted in Finland using solid Finnish birch wood, the seat is finished with a soft-grained pine veneer and transformed using Nagasaka’s innovative ColoRing technique. Up until now, ColoRing had involved a time-consuming, fully-manual process created by fusing the traditional Japanese techniques of Udukuri and Tsugaru-Nuri, but thanks to Artek’s revolutionary manufacturing techniques, the design can now be bought to a broader audience.

As revolutionary as the colourful technique adorning it, the Bench 153B represents the pinnacle of functionalist furniture design and is characterised by its state-of-the-art curved L-leg. Created by bending a piece of birch to a curved 90° angle, the L-leg is fastened directly to the seat, thus achieving Aalto’s signature streamlined and simple aesthetic.

Instantly recognisable as a classic Alvar Aalto design with Jo Nagasaka’s artistic flourish, the ColoRing Bench 153B can be used as a seat, shelving display or for storage in your hallway, bedroom or dressing room.

Please note: Due to the innovative nature of the ColoRing technique, each bench features a uniquely grained finish and therefore will not match the picture exactly.


72.5cm (w) x 44cm (h) x 40cm (d)
  • A reinterpreted Aalto classic from 1945
  • Transformed using Jo Nagasaka’s innovative ColoRing technique
  • Crafted in Finland using solid birch wood and a soft-grained pine veneer
Product Code:
Adding this item will move the items currently in your basket to your wishlist