Armchair

  • Designer / Maker

    Designed by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976)

    Manufactured by O. y. Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas AB

  • Detail

    Bent and laminated wood, painted red and black

    71.5 x 61 x 74 cm

    Finnish (Turku), designed 1932

  • Marked

    ‘237’ under right-hand foot

  • Collection

    Baltimore Museum of Art

  • Notes

    The cantilevered armchair, model 31/42, was designed for Aalto’s Paimio Sanitorium (1929-33), but later went into wider production.  This is the only red/black example of the pattern to have been identified.  An orange/dark brown version (labelled for Finmar, active 1934-65) is in the Bischofberger Collection.  Model 31/42 is often seen with a black seat, but most frequently in plain birch.