Chair No. 42

Alvar Aalto
Ref. 1010331

Early production type 31/42 cantilevered armchair, originally designed for the Paimio Sanitorium. Laminated beech bentwood frame. Plywood and laminated Karelian birch seat. Ivorine Finmar tag. Designed in 1931/1932. Retailed in the UK by Finmar.

Patent application for Swedish patent on priority from England and Finmar 1933, probably on request from the well known co-owner of Finmar, architecture critic Philip Morton Shand. Patent No 91958 applied 8 of November 1933.

Illustrated in Alvar Aalto Designer, Alvar Aalto museum, p. 35.

Produced by Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Oy Turku.

H.61,5cm/24,2'' W.78cm/30,7'' D.60,5cm/23,8''

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