Rare Cantelivered Armchair, Model no. 26
Two examples available: Ref. no. 2003011.
Laminate birch plywood, painted to the reverse, painted steel frame.
Marked with a red 'K' to the underside of the seat.
The metal parts were produced by Aug-Louhen Rautasänkytehdas in Turku.
The model was only produced very briefly in the 1930's before being discontinued.
Paimio Sanatorium, Finland
Family Välilä, Turku, Finland
Pirkko Tuukkanen, ed., 'Alvar Aalto: Designer', Vammala, 2002, pp. 71-73,164 for a drawing
Thomas Kellein, 'Alvar & Aino Aalto. Design: Collection Bischofberger', exh. cat, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2004, p. 25
Produced by Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Oy Turku.
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Seat height 40cm/15.7"