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The Artek Bench 153 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945. With its aesthetically pleasing simplicity, Aalto's L-leg series stands as one of the most recognised symbols of Scandinavian modernism. Alvar Aalto was granted a patent for the method of bending wood in 1933. Aalto's invention of the 'L-leg' has made his furniture famous.

Constructed from a solid birch wood seat, the bench is supported by Aalto's iconic L-legs. The L-bend legs are mounted directly to the underside of the seat without the need for complicated connecting elements. The bench's lightweight and versatile design, with its minimalist aesthetic, not only fits seamlessly into various spaces but also allows the bench to be used for storage or display.

Manufactured in Finland's 'A-Factory', the production of the L-leg undergoes 25 distinct stages. Made entirely from high-quality Finnish solid birch, the carefully selected trees, aged between 60-80 years, are harvested during winter. Afterwards, they are dried at the factory lumberyard for a year to prepare for the next stages of production. Such a considered process makes the bench more durable and sturdy.

Bench 153

Bench 153

by Artek

Regular price £753.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £753.00 GBP
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Technical Information

Dimensions:-
Size B - Length: 72.5 cm, Depth: 40 cm, Height: 44 cm
SIze A - Length: 112.5 cm, Depth: 40 cm, Height: 44 cm

Supplied unassembled in a 'Carry Away' package. Simple assembly is required.

Made in:
Finland

Materials/Construction

Legs - Solid birch
Seat - Solid birch

Finished with water-based lacquers only.

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The Artek Bench 153 was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945. With its aesthetically pleasing simplicity, Aalto's L-leg series stands as one of the most recognised symbols of Scandinavian modernism. Alvar Aalto was granted a patent for the method of bending wood in 1933. Aalto's invention of the 'L-leg' has made his furniture famous.

Constructed from a solid birch wood seat, the bench is supported by Aalto's iconic L-legs. The L-bend legs are mounted directly to the underside of the seat without the need for complicated connecting elements. The bench's lightweight and versatile design, with its minimalist aesthetic, not only fits seamlessly into various spaces but also allows the bench to be used for storage or display.

Manufactured in Finland's 'A-Factory', the production of the L-leg undergoes 25 distinct stages. Made entirely from high-quality Finnish solid birch, the carefully selected trees, aged between 60-80 years, are harvested during winter. Afterwards, they are dried at the factory lumberyard for a year to prepare for the next stages of production. Such a considered process makes the bench more durable and sturdy.

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Alvar Aalto

This product is designed by
Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), born in Kuortane, Finland, is now recognised as one of the great masters of modern architecture. He designed buildings for nearly all the significant public institutions, as well as standardised housing and private homes, during his long and prolific career. Aalto was one of the co-founders of Artek, leaving a legacy with lasting resonance.

Aalto's architecture is notably Finnish, exhibiting a strong individuality and marked by warm humanity. His buildings derive their aesthetic character from their dynamic relationship with natural surroundings, their human scale, well-executed details, unique treatment of materials, and innovative use of lighting.

Alvar Aalto's name has become significant in the history of design due to his innovations in form and line....