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Armchair 42 - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö
This armchair is known as the "spring chair". The name is derived from the combined armrest and leg construction. The springs, made of pieces of thin but solid timber, which are glued, assembled and bent in a mould, make the chair flexible and springy.
Paimio chair - Alvar Aalto Foundation | Alvar Aalto -säätiö
This armchair is named after the Paimio tuberculosis sanatorium in Southwest Finland. The chair was designed by Alvar Aalto at the same time as the sanatorium and it was chosen for seating in various places including the sanatorium common room. The chair was shown to the public for the first time at an exhibition of standard products held in conjunction with the Nordic Building Forum in Helsinki in 1932.