Oy Artek Ab was set up in 1935 to market Aalto furniture and carry out interior design work. The drawing office, where countless items of new furniture and complete interior designs were conceived, was steered by the expert hand of Aino Aalto (1894-1949).
In her Artek period, Aino Aalto designed many lightly constructed chairs, mainly dining chairs. Many of them were in production for varying lengths of time, but many of these models have now been forgotten.
This particular woven rattan chair formed part of the furnishings at the Aalto House in Helsinki, in front of the grand piano, for example. The designer of the chair was also the keenest musician in the family.