The Hallway Armchair 403 was designed by Alvar Aalto in the year 1932. The classic arm-rest-chair is produced by the Finnish company Artek.
The 403 Hallway Armchairs from Artek possesses a bright lacquered birch frame. Its seat consists of birch plywood that was pressed into shape. The chair is available in several colours. Furthermore the Hallway chair is stackable, so that it can be stocked space-saving.
The Hallway Armchair design is designed thoughtfully so that several specimens can be combined. The edged wooden construction allows the chairs to be seamless arranged, so that no holes or bridges can be realized. That is why the 403 Hallway Armchair is not only suitable for private rooms, but also perfectly for halls, foyers, clinics, offices or chambers.
The system character of the chair is developed in its foundation: Alvar Aalto initially designed the 403 Hallway Armchair for a designer competition of the tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio. The chair was created in different colour variants for the patient room. Alvar and his wife Aino Aalto won the competition producing the chair in the colours turquoise and orange-red in its beginnings.
The manufacturer Artek suggests a wet cloth for cleaning the wooden products. Also soapy water can be used if needed. In the end the bench should be rubbed as dry as possible with a dry tissue. Black traces at its feet can rubbed away with an ordinary eraser.
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