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Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair - Army Green
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair - Lifestyle
Artek Chair 69
Artek 69 Dining Chair - Lifestyle
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Artek Chair 69


Alvar Aalto designed the Artek Chair 69 in 1935 and it features Aalto’s signature L-shaped plywood legs. The Chair 69 is available in some fantastic colour options to suit your interior. Choose the original Natural Birch, or mix and match the other colours for an informal and design-forward look.

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  • Designer : Alvar Aalto
  • Year of Design : 1935
  • Material : Lacquered Birch
  • H: 76cm; W: 44cm; D: 47cm
  • Seat height: 45.5cm
  • Made in Finland
  • Comes unassembled
Product: Made To Order

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The Chair 69 Dining Chair for Artekdesigned by Alvar Aalto in 1935, once again demonstrates Aalto's close working relationship with birch and shows his ability to produce smooth curved wooden surfaces. Said to be his favourite chair, the 69 Chair was originally designed for the Viipuri Municipal Library and features his famous L-Leg structure.

The L-Leg structure solved the age-old problem of joining vertical legs to horizontal seat tops. Aalto’s leg, laminated and bent at 90, can be fastened directly to the underside of the top, eliminating any need for any framework or additional support.

The seat base and the backrest of this chair are wider and thus provide superior stability and everyday function.

The colours of the 69 Chair are borrowed directly from Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium project: the yellow of the floors, the green of the walls, and the orange, white and black of the furniture.


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See the Artek collection.


About The Designer

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921 Alvar Aalto got the Diploma of Architecture at the Helsinki Institute of Technology and his career as an architect started. One of the most important works he was commissioned was the planning of the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Paimio, Finland. 

Brand Artek
Designer Alvar Aalto
Year of Design 1935
Dimensions H: 76cm; W: 44cm; D: 47cm
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Alvar Aalto

Born in Kuortane, Finland in 1898, Alvar Aalto was one of the founders of Finnish brand Artek and is recognised today as one of the greatest masters in modern architecture. His long, prolific and varied career was marked by collaborations with almost all key public institutions - town halls, theatres, churches, libraries and universities - as well as standardised housing and private homes. In fact, it was the Paimio 41 Armchair, created in 1931-32 for the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Paimio, that provided his international breakthrough. Artek was set up in 1935 to market and sell Alvar and Aino Aalto's furniture, lamps and textiles not just to Finnish customers but also to an international market. To this day, Artek still enjoys worldwide popularity and success, with Aalto's innovative designs forming the basis of the collection.

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