Artek

Artek Aalto Armchair 400

Alvar Aalto, 1936

Finland

Artek

Artek Aalto Armchair 400

Alvar Aalto, 1936

Finland

A lounge chair with modern flair, Armchair 400 was created by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1936 and is thought to be one of his most iconic designs. Thoughtfully created, its bent arms, solid wood frame with metal springs and upholstered foam cushion give the armchair a substantial feel. The low-slung sled base has earned it the nickname of the “tank”. Part of design history, this piece can be viewed in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.