November 18, 2012

In light of celebrating 80 years of existence for Alvar Aaltos “Stool 60”, Finnish furniture company Artek has collaborated with designer Nao Tamura to produce a special design for the iconic 3-legged birch stool.

Here is a beautiful description for the stool’s special celebratory design by the designer:

“Contained within a single tree is its unabridged chronicle Year by year, never skipping a beat, it records its history slowly. Some lines speak of seasons of plenty, while others cry of famine. The size of the rings are never the same. Each engraving bears witness to battles waged in the name of survival. To observe such is to humble ourselves to nature’s love of life.

This celebration was created by layering upon the chair’s beautiful geometric shape, a complex and organic graphic of life. My hope is that the Artek “Stool 60” will evoke the bounty of nature as seen by the passage of 80 years of time.”

– Nao Tamura

Artek Stool 60: Alvar Aalto

Year: 2012



Images by Artek and Nao Tamura


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