Key facts

Product:
Tea Trolley 900
Family:
Tea Trolley 900
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Alvar Aalto >
Architonic ID:
1000152
Country:
Finland
Launched:
1937
Manufacturer groups :
Complementary furniture-Trolleys >
Groups:
Complementary furniture-Trolleys >

Product description

The tea trolley was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with though their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired.

The striking Tea Trolley 900, which features ceramic tiles and a rattan basket, was first launched internationally at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937, a traditionally functionalist piece of furniture embellished with pared down multicultural references.

Versatile and full of character, Tea Trolley 900 is the perfect centrepiece for enjoying anything from breakfast to high tea or cocktails.

Concept

The low table serves any number of functions, from a place to set down coffee or leave small items to a storage or display surface. Low tables may be drawn alongside or within reach of beds, sofas, and lounge chairs, positioned at the centre or periphery of an interior. Drawing the gaze down, the low table can provide a focal point, a plane around which furniture may be grouped; alternatively, the low table is a superb supporting player. The Artek collection showcases a diverse selection of low tables and celebrates a wealth of design history.