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Artek Armchair 42
Artek Armchair 42
Artek Armchair 42
Artek Armchair 42
Artek Armchair 42
Artek Armchair 42
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Artek Armchair 42

Special Price £2,188.75 Regular Price £2,575.00

Laminated birch and plywood are combined in the Artek Armchair 42 to create a comfortable and beautiful chair that will be a stunning feature in any room. Available in either black or white lacquer, it will add timeless Scandinavian accent to your interior.

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  • Designer: Alvar Aalto
  • Year of Design: 1932
  • Material: Birch, seat bent birch plywood, natural lacquered armrests.
  • Dimensions: Height: 72cm; Depth 75cm; Width: 60cm
  • Seat Height: 36cm
  • Armrest Height: 54cm
Product: Made To Order

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Great reasons to buy the Artek Armchair 42

  • The Artek 42 Armchair is a sculptural beauty of a chair designed by master craftsman Alvar Aalto
  • Breaking away from conventional design It combines laminated birch and plywood to produce a cantilevered shape without straight lines.
  • The fluidity of the curves gives it a light, floating appeal, allowing it to fit seamlessly into your interior.
  • The shape has also been designed with comfort in mind, resulting in a practical, beautiful chair that will last a lifetime.


Why you'll love this Armchair

The Armchair 42 is a sculptural beauty of a chair designed by master craftsman Alvar Aalto for Finnish design brand Artek. Designed in 1932 it looks as modern now as it did at the time of its original release thanks to its contemporary, unconventional form. Defying the principle of straight, linear lines the laminated birch frame has a cantilevered shape and supports an elegant, curved seat made out of moulded plywood. The fluidity of the curves gives it a light, airy appeal, almost as though the chair is hovering mid-air. The exquisite shape not only serves aesthetic purposes but also offers endless comfort- Armchair 42 is a great choice for a relaxing reading or lounge chair! Available in black or white with a high-shine lacquer finish it will sit seamlessly in any room of the home, adding timeless, Scandinavian beauty to your interior.


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Brand Artek
Designer Alvar Aalto
Year of Design 1932
Dimensions Height: 72cm; Depth 75cm; Width: 60cm
Seat Height: 36cm
Armrest Height: 54cm
Designed by

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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