Sunday, March 09, 2008

Design History: The Three Leg Stool

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) a Finnish architect and designer of furniture and glassware designed a stackable stool for the Muncipal
Library project Viipuri (now part of Russia) in 1932.

Aalto played a major part in shaping 20th Century furniture. Though his work was based on the Modern Movement his designs demonstrated a sensitivity for people, materials and imagination.

Aalto is remembered for humanizing the age of the machine.

Alvar Aalto

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