Offered by: Metro Retro Furniture
405 Preston Ave. Pasadena, TX 77503 , United States Call Seller 713.473.0000

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Vintage Pair Hallway 403 Chairs by Alvar Aalto

$ 8,000
  • Description
    Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was born at Kuortane, Finland, February 3, 1898. He received his diploma in architecture from the Helsinki Institute of Technology in 1921. There were few commissions in Finland, which was recovering from war and economic depression, so he first went to work in Sweden. In 1923 he opened an architectural office in Jyväskylä, where he was joined by Aino Marsio after their marriage in 1924.

    From 1946-1948 he taught at MIT, where he designed Baker House, a student dormitory (1947-1948) along the Charles River. It was his largest commission in a dozen years, and one of his first challenges in urban design.

    In the post war years he added city planning to his activities, as Finland repaired the damage sustained in World War II, resettled people who had lived in ceded areas, and its growing population became rapidly urbanized. To this period belong his design for the civic center of Säynätsalo, the National Pension Institute, the Academic Book Store in Helsinki, the Jyväskylä teachers` college and many others. During his lifetime, his office produced over 300 buildings and projects.

    Alvar Aalto
    Finland
    1932

    Rare early pair of Hallway 403 chairs.
    1930s
    Originally designed for the Paimio Sanatorium in Finland in 1932, these iconic chairs in molded Birch feature finger-jointing details in arms.

    Age appropriate wear.

    3 chairs available.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Birch, Molded.
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
    Creation Date: 1930's
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Art Deco
    Incollect Reference #: 503372
  • Dimensions
    W. 21.25 in; H. 30.25 in; D. 23 in;
    W. 53.98 cm; H. 76.84 cm; D. 58.42 cm;
    Seat H. 16.5 in;
    Seat H. 41.91 cm;
Message from Seller:

Our 30,000 sq.ft. warehouse is in Pasadena, Texas and is open to the public. We provide furniture for the collector of mid-century modern design from the 1930’s through the 1980’s. We have designs by Jens Risom, Charles & Ray Eames, Zographos, Milo Baughman and many more

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