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The thing that has made the no. 60 stool famous is the way the legs are manufactured, which is based on Aalto’s invention for bending solid wood.


Alvar Aalto 1933


Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy

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Three-legged stool 60. Photo: Tiina Ekosaari, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Stool 60 in different colours and stacked into tower. Photo: Markku Alatalo, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Stool 60 in different versions. Photo: Markku Alatalo, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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The stools were used as additional seating in the lecture hall at Vyborg (Viipuri) Library (Alvar Aalto 1933-35). Photo: Gustaf Welin, Alvar Aalto Museum

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A Stool Makes History exhibition in the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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One of the variations of l-legged stool, E60 with four legs. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

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Barstool 64 with four L-legs. Photo: Otso Pietinen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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A detail of L-leg. Photo: Markku Alatalo, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Patent 18666, A way of bending wood and objects manufactured in this way. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

A Stool Makes History - online exhibition