The stackable stool 60 created in 1933 by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) represents the quintessence of functionalist furniture design. The simple idea behind this now-classic stool is based on three bent legs and a round seat. The secret of the original Aalto stool´s success lies in its legs´unique bends that eventually became the distinctive feature of all Aalto furniture. The stool is also manufactured in a four-legged version.
Throughout 2013, Artek commemorates Stool 60’s 80th Anniversary by introducing a series of limited edition stools, designed by a select few architects and designers. The Mike Meire Anniversary Edition plays with Stool 60’s plain forms by introducing different color characters, evoking a range of emotions through subtle palette variations. On his idea to give each leg a different color, Meire elaborates, “When moving around the stool, it constantly reveals new perspectives. Like when the day develops from morning to evening, our emotions change accordingly, too,” aiming to create a little disorder in Stool 60’s classic circular design with endless movement.
designer: alvar aalto, mike meiré
period: 1930, 2012
stool 60 | alvar aalto | artek | 1933
stool 60 | mike meiré | artek | 2012