The K65 Barstool is part of Alvar Aalto's iconic L-Leg collection. Crafted from precious birch, its elegant frame promises to add Nordic sophistication to any space.
In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. In collaboration with furniture manufacturer Otto Korhonen, the Finnish master developed a ground-breaking process that resulted in the L-leg. To create the L-leg, cuts are made in 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. 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.
Materials & Finishes
Legs and seat edge-band: Solid birch
Seat core versions: Solid birch and birch plywood
Seat surface versions: Birch veneer
Backrest: Form-pressed birch plywood
Footrest: Form-pressed solid birch lamella
Customers can also choose to have the K65 painted with a striking black or white lacquer. For more options, please contact the showroom.
W 38 x D 40 x H 70 cm. Seat height: 59.5 cm.
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