Rare Early Edition Alvar & Aino Aalto 'Model 403' Chair for Finmar

Elegant design from a celebrated modernist pioneer.

Finmar | UK
Alvar & Aino Aalto | Finland
W 54cm, D 64cm, H 68cm | Seat H 41cm

$2750 NZD



Finnish designer Alvar Aalto is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture and design. His work is highly coveted by collectors of modern design and is marked by a warm humanity, strong individuality and a unique treatment of modern materials. The use of birch timber gives each piece a light and vibrant aesthetic, perfect for any contemporary interior.

This is a rare, early version of the celebrated Model 403. The craftsmanship and construction is stunning in its execution and adds depth to this perfectly restrained and elegant offering. A confident, slim plywood seat arches and curls around a graphic timber frame held together with elegant finger joints. This design is an excellent example of why Alvar Aalto is held in such high regard after almost a century.

/ Price is for one (painted blue), the natural one has sold
/ We are constantly rotating our stock and not all items are on display at once. Please email us if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we'll make sure it's in the gallery.


Materials: European Birch

Wood Finish: Respectful conservation, cleaned and polished. One chair in existing, painted condition with character aging.

Construction: Joints are sturdy and solid. All checked and ready to go

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