Artek's Stool 60 is one of the most iconic pieces of Scandinavian design from the 20th century. Occupying a permanent position in design museums across the world it's revered for its inherent flexibility (at once a seat, table and storage unit) as well as its curved L-legs. To create the L-leg, cuts are made at the end of a piece of wood, with the slits extending just below the level of the planned bend. Wood veneer strips are then inserted and glued. This simplifies the bending process and increases the stability of the component. Alvar Aalto called the L-leg “the little sister of the architectural column,” and its arrival announced a break with longstanding traditions of furniture production. Patented by Aalto in 1933, this technique meant that the warm, organic qualities of wood could be used to form stable hardwearing designs. Its system of standard components enabled the creation of more than 50 versatile products. Over the years, Artek has released several special editions which means that the stool can now be stacked into a colourful tower of iconic design.
Materials & Finishes
The iconic Artek 60 Stool is available online with birch wood legs and a variety of different tops (white, black, green, grey, blue, petrol, orange, yellow or red lacquer). For more options, please see separate listings or contact the showroom.
Ø 38 x H 44 cm
Not all Artek products are available to buy online. However, the full range can be ordered via our London based showroom. For more information, or to discuss the Chaplins Price Promise, please call 020 8421 1779 or use our handy live chat feature to speak with a design expert immediately.
Year of design