Artek 91 Dining Table
- Design Alvar Aalto, 1935
- Birch plywood, birch veneer
- Made in Finland by Artek
“Objects are made to be completed by the human mind.” -Alvar Aalto
Aalto invented a process for bending thick layers of birch into graceful yet strong frames for a number of products including Table 91. The framework consists of natural lacquered laminated birch wood and is topped by a 2″ piece of wood with either birch veneer, white laminate or black linoleum top. Table 90A serves as a distinctive addition to any room or hospitality area.
Alvar Aalto was a highly talented architect and an eager spokesman for the international modernist movement. Aalto’s designs were innovative and radical and became known for his experimental approach to bending wood, which greatly influenced American designers Charles & Ray Eames and Finnish-born Eero Saarinen. His style became known as humanist modernism. Alvar Aalto’s dialogue with nature, architecture, design and the human being has become a living legacy.
- 49.2″ dia. | 28.3″ h | top: 2″ thick | 4 L-legs