Key facts

Product:
Umbrella Stand 115
Family:
Umbrella Stand 115
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Alvar Aalto >
Architonic ID:
1000154
Country:
Finland
Launched:
1936
Manufacturer groups :
Hallway-Umbrella stands >
Entrance/Reception-Umbrella stands >
Groups:
Hallway-Umbrella stands >
Entrance/Reception-Umbrella stands >

Product description

Unique among the current Artek collection, this umbrella stand brings together birch and brass in a structure composed of three solid birch pillars united by two hand-bent lamella loops. The particular lamella loops used in the creation of Umbrella Stand 115 require the strength of two people to bend, and come with a single seam. Fitted inside the triangular base, a brass pan catches any falling drops of rainwater. Over its lifetime and as a result of use, the brass will develop a rich patina all of its own.

Concept

From the beginning, Artek has placed great importance on detail. When not working on large-scale architectural projects, founders Aino and Alvar Aalto dedicated themselves to addressing the smaller needs of everyday life. The items created in that spirit can be seen as supporting actors, serving a range of practical purposes. Each embodies the harmony of function and form that defines beauty. Charming and versatile, the complements enhance any setting.