Stool 60 - Special Edition
The Stool 60 by Artek is a timeless classic, which can easily integrate into any interior as a stool or a side table. To celebrate Finland’s centenary anniversary, Artek released a new edition of the stool with a white frame and seat in Nordic colors. The edition features a white frame and a seat surface in subtle matching tones that reflect the color spectrum of Finnish nature.
Stool by Alvar Aalto
The stackable Stool 60 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933 and initially manufactured by O.y. Huonekalu – ja Rakennustyötehdas. After founding Artek in 1935, the stool was brought into Artek’s standard range. The simple three-legger became a famous bestseller in the 1940s. The famous design was created for the library in Viipuri and then made its way around the entire world.
The minimalist and functional design was revolutionary at the time. Instead of regular steel, the architect and designer Alvar Aalto used birch wood, which is widely available in Finland. For this reason, the unusual stool was also affordable for poorer families. To continue the tradition, Artek still produces the Stool 60 from bent solid birch veneer.