Chair in bleached layered beechwood.
This chair and stool are part of a collection of furniture designed for the Municipal Library of Viipuri (now in Russia). The collection is characterized by a bentwood leg for which Aalto is justly famous. The leg id formed of a solid piece of wood into which cuts have been made at one end and thin glue covered wood strips inserted. The resulting laminated end is bent at a sharp angle. This was Aalto's brilliantly simple solution to the problem of attaching a vertical leg to a horizontal plane.
Height: 76 cm (29,9")
Seat height: 44 cm (17,3")
Width: 37,5 cm (14,8")
Depth: 45 cm (17,7")