Key facts

Product:
Armchair 401 Re-interpretation by Hella Jongerius
Family:
Armchair 401
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Alvar Aalto >, Hella Jongerius >
Architonic ID:
1315668
Country:
Finland
Launched:
1933
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >

Product description

Dutch designer and colour expert Hella Jongerius offers her own take on classic Aalto designs such as Armchair 401. Leaving the structure unaltered, Jongerius created a tonal colour palette around four wood finishes: silver birch, honey, walnut, and charcoal. For the upholstery, she combined structured fabrics to create a colour-blocking effect as well as introducing accent colours for the buttons. The combination of three fabrics breaks up the long lines of Armchair 401, while the colours and textiles juxtaposed by Jongerius create a fresh and playful take on upholstery.

Product family

Concept

Comfort is essential to the lounge chair; a place to sit becomes a place to spend time. Offering single seating, the lounge chair affords the sitter a range of postures, provides support, and distributes pressure. A lounge chair may be displayed alone to provide a focal point for an interior, as one of a pair, or as part of a larger configuration. The Artek collection of lounge chairs showcases radically different work by a range of designers. Varying in material and aesthetic, the lounge chairs all unite beauty with functionality.