Aalto Alver - (Furniture Designer Finland)

Aalto Alver

Aalto, Alver - (Furniture Designer Finland) Hugo Alver Henrik Aalto (1899-1976) Finnish architect and designer famous for bent plywood furniture. He started designing furniture in 1929 and his first important design in the 1930, it was a convertible sofa bed that had a chromed tubular steel frame. He then designed a number of laminated birch wood chairs stools and tables. He enjoyed tackling special problems in furniture design and developed a durable stacking chair for kindergartens. He did not limit his talents to furniture he also worked in glass and made some of the earliest examples of free form bowls.

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