The free-swinging Armchair 400 by Artek is a classic of Finnish furniture design. It was designed by renowned designer and architect Alvar Aalto as early as 1936. The armchair is known as ‘The Tank’ on account of its robust appearance.
Alvar Aalto initially created the Tank armchair in 1936 for the Milan Triennale and for his private house in Helsinki. With its solid exterior and heavy wooden construction, the armchair was Alvar Aalto’s answer to the light steel chairs that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed for the Tugendhat Villa.
The Tank offers high comfort with its soft seat cushion and radiates calmness and stability with its robust design. The Armchair 400 has a birch wood frame. The seating cushion comes with No-Sag springs and polyurethane/Dacron upholstery. The backrest cushion also consists of PU foam and Dacron. The tank can be covered with fabric or leather.
The zebra cover consists of 56% wool, 39% cotton and 5% polyester.