Armchair 401

Alvar Aalto, 1933


The high-back cantilever Armchair 401 offers maximum comfort. The frame contains a sprung seat, while the back is slightly tilted to provide support for the head and neck. The minimalist wings adjoining the headrest contribute to the distinctive design. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as the chair ages, it remains perfectly balanced. Through masterful construction and elegant design, Armchair 401 is a simply beautiful chair, which feels eternally current and inimitably chic.

  • Cantilever armchair
  • Frame in form-bent solid birch lamella 
  • Birch frame available in clear lacquer, black lacquer, walnut stain, or honey stain
  • Upholstery available in a range of fabrics and leathers
  • 24.5"w 31.5"d 41.5"h 15.8"sh
  • Made in Finland by Artek