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Experimental Wood Relief, 1934

Designed by Alvar Aalto
Manufactured by Artek
Product code: ARE-28607802


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Experimental Wood Relief by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

Alvar Aalto started experimenting with laminated bent wood in 1929. Besides giving rise to many of the technical solutions on which Aalto’s bentwood furniture is based, the experiments also resulted in wood reliefs made of bent birch lamella.

Between 1933 and 1955 Aalto created around twenty different reliefs. On the occasion of the company’s 80th anniversary, Artek introduces one of Aalto’s most elegant wood experiments in a limited edition of 80 pieces.

The graceful reliefs express the inherent logic of the material and Aalto’s fundamental idea of the interplay between nature and technology. They remain a key link in the Finnish master’s thinking about architecture, society and his own mission in life.

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Limited edition, each piece labelled and numbered.

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83.6w x 8.4d x 89.8cmh

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