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The last of Alvar Aalto’s inventions to be adopted by the furniture industry was the sleeve or H-leg. The sleeves were in metal and screwed to the underside of the table top, and the legs were pushed in.

Design

Alvar Aalto 1956

Manufacturer

Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy

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H-leg. Photo: Pietinen, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Variations of the H-leg. Photo: Markku Alatalo, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Simple, yet variable. Different sleeve shapes for different leg profiles. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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H-legged table. Photo: Pietinen, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Everyday grace of the H-legged table. Photo: Pietinen, Alvar Aalto Museum.