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The first chairs of this type were probably made in 1930 and shown at the Minimum Apartment exhibition in Helsinki. The Swiss furniture makers Wohnbedarf took the chair into production for the Continental European market in the early 1930s.


Alvar Aalto 1930/1932

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Chair 23. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Minimum Apartment exhibition in Helsinki, a living room by Alvar and Aino Aalto. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Chair 23 can be stacked. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Seats of chair 23. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Variation with armrests, armchair 26. Photo: Martti Kapanen, Alvar Aalto Museum.