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Alivar Paimio Chair

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Paimio Chair by Alvar Aalto | Alivar Museum 505

Alivar Article 505 by Alvar Alto is commonly referred to as the "Paimio Chair". It received its name because it was developed during the period when Aalto was working on the design of the sanitorium in Paimio. Paimio was specifically designed for tuberculosis patients to sit in for long hours each day. Aalto argued that the angle of the back of the chair was the perfect angle for the patient to breathe most easily. In 1929, Aalto met a Finnish furniture manufacturer. The collaboration that followed, in which architectural design skill came together with practical, industrial know-how created the condition in which the first wooden furniture of Aalto was produced. The design of the chair may have been influenced by Marcel Breuer's metal Wassily Chair, though Aalto was generally negative towards metal furniture. Structured in natural birch, seat in black or white lacquered plywood.


23,6W 31,5D 25,2H; Seat 10,6H (Inches)

The production is entirely Italian. Only high-quality prime Italian raw materials and components are used together with production methods that are typically - traditional. Semi-manufactured products are all produced exclusively in Italy. The distinctive marks that will be applied to the products (tags, adhesives and labels) will allow the end user to have a guarantee of the genuine Italian origin of the product. The hologram and the traceability system will serve to avoid counterfeiting of the brand and its products. Alivar Museum produces authentic licensed mid century furniture reproductions delivered with Certificates of Authenticity. We make custom orders easy with Fast & Free Shipping!

Availability: Special Order (10 to 14 weeks)