Paimio Armchair 41

Alvar Aalto, 1932


Combining a traditional outline with a light, organic form, this revolutionary interpretation of the club chair set new standards in modern furniture design. Fixed to the frame at only four points, Armchair 41’s suspended seat appears to float in its birch frarme. Since wood changes over time, the armrests are formed from a single piece that is then split in half, ensuring that as “Paimio” ages, it remains perfectly balanced. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1932, Armchair 41 was created for a tuberculosis sanatorium in the Finnish city of Paimio and is considered one of Aalto’s masterpieces.

  • Armchair
  • Frame in birch, available with clear or black lacquer
  • Upholstery available in a range of fabrics and leathers
  • Seat in form-pressed birch plywood
  • 23.5"w 31.5"d 25.3"h 13.0"sh
  • Made in Finland by Artek