Specially released to celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence, this Stool 60 in stone white with an olive-hued linoleum seat was originally designed by legendary Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1933 for Artek.
Exquisitely crafted from birch wood, the stool’s frame is topped with an olive-hued linoleum seat and finished with a stone white stain for a contemporary take on the classic stool. Representing the pinnacle of functionalist furniture design and characterised by its revolutionary curved L-leg, Stool 60 was designed with the goal of creating a stackable, versatile seating solution.
The concept was born when Aalto was asked to design the building and furniture for the municipal library at Vyborg, at the eastern edge of Finland, which led him to invent the innovative L-leg.
By bending a piece of birch to a curved 90° angle, the L-leg could be fastened directly to the seat, eliminating the need for complicated framework or support and creating Aalto’s signature streamlined and simple aesthetic.
Now released as part of the Finland 100 anniversary collection, Aalto’s instantly recognisable Stool 60 has truly cemented itself as a Finnish classic.