Vitra Miniatures Collection. The Paimio chair (mannequin 41), paved the best way for the Scandinavian affect on worldwide design. The best-known piece of furnishings designed by Alvar Aalto, it’s named after the city in southwestern Finland for which Aalto designed a tuberculosis sanatorium and all its furnishings in 1930-1931. He designed the chair’s contours to assist sufferers sit in such a method to breathe simpler. He felt using birch wooden was psychologically applicable in an surroundings for sick individuals.
For him, wooden was “the form-inspiring, deeply human material”.Admired as a lot for its sculptural magnificence as for its consolation, the Paimio Chair is a tour de pressure in bent wooden that appears to check the bounds of plywood manufacturing. The chair’s framework consists of two closed loops of laminated wooden, forming arms, legs, and flooring runners, between which rides the seat, a skinny sheet of plywood tightly bent at each prime and backside into sinuous scrolls, giving it larger resiliency. Design: Alvar Aalto. Year: 1930/31. Material: plywood seat, laminated body, lacquered. Dimensions: scale 1:6, four” x 4″ x 5.75″