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Armchair 41 “Paimio”

Armchair 41 “Paimio”
by Artek

Designed by
Alvar Aalto
for Artek 1932

Combining a traditional outline with a light, organic form, this revolutionary interpretation of the club chair set new standards in modern furniture design. Fixed to the frame at only four points, Armchair 41’s suspended seat appears to float and provides an astounding degree of elasticity. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as “Paimio” ages, it remains perfectly balanced.

Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932, Armchair 41 was created for the interior of a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio and is considered one of Aalto’s masterpieces.


Available in black or white lacquer


Frame: Form-bent solid birch lamella
Seat shell: Form-pressed birch plywood


Width: 600mm x Height: 640mm x Depth: 800mm

Lead time+
Approximately 12 - 14 weeks