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The leg construction of the Y-leg stool is based on the earlier invention for bending solid wood by Aalto and Otto Korhonen, the L-leg. In the Y-leg, two slender L-legs were chamfered on opposite sides and glued together.

Design

Alvar Aalto 1946

Manufacturer

Huonekalutehdas Korhonen Oy

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Y-leg (stool). Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Y-leg (table). Photo: Ilmari Kostiainen, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Variations of stool Y 61 with y-legs. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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This Y-leg chair is a prototype. It was shown in Helsinki Art Hall in 1947, but was never launched into serial production. Photo: Kolmio, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Detail of an Y-leg table with a wooden tray. This version was in production from the end of 1940s until the beginning of 1950s. Photo: Kolmio, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Also this version of the Y-leg table was designed already in 1947. Still in production, the current version of the table has a laminated birch frame. Photo: Ilmari Kostiainen, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Y-leg chair, 1947. This model was also produced at the Hedemora factory in Sweden. Photo: Martti Kapanen, Alvar Aalto Museum.