Desk or Dining Table with a Simple Design
The Table 80 by Artek was designed in the 1930s by Alvar Aalto and convinces to this day with its simple and timeless design, as well as with its bent L-shaped legs. The table is ideal in the dining room or as a desk in the study.
At the end of the 1920s, the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto began experimenting with the deformation of wood. The development of a bent L-shaped solid wood leg played a crucial role. Aalto called the L-leg the "little sister of the architectural column" and indeed, it takes on a similar load-bearing function: different horizontal surfaces can be fixed and supported by these vertical elements.
This resulted in dynamic pieces of furniture, that brought a Scandinavian flair to public as well as private spaces. All pieces from the L-leg collection are made from Finnish birchwood and subsequently processed semi-industrially according to strict quality criteria and a high level of craftsmanship.
While the bent wooden legs are painted, the surface of the 4 cm thick tabletop is either laminated or veneered. The table is available in two sizes with the tabletop from the 80A model measuring 120 x 60 cm and the 80B model 100 x 60 cm.