Offered by: Béton Brut
30 Felstead Street London 12 , England Call Seller 44.788.195.3708

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Alvar Aalto Model 600 desk Artek, Finland, 1940s

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  • Description
    As an architect and designer, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) should be celebrated for bringing Scandinavian modernism to global prominence.?His sensitivity to the natural world, organic forms and materials tempered the hardness of rationalism. Birch was a particularly favoured material. Aalto spent his upbringing among the birch forests of Kuortane, Finland and the wood’s character is enhanced with a characterful dusky patina in this Model 600 desk. It has a show-back for positioning in the centre of a room as well as against a wall and a pull-out writing tray for extra surface

    It has been fully restored and re-lacquered, but evidence of some former scratches remain, and it lacks keys for the drawers.

    H73 W156 D72.5cm
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Period: 1920-1949
    Creation Date: 1940's
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: G140
    Incollect Reference #: 492029
  • Dimensions
    W. 61.42 in; H. 28.74 in; D. 28.54 in;
    W. 156 cm; H. 73 cm; D. 72.5 cm;
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