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Aalto Chair

  • Company
    Arizona State University, United States
  • Lead Designer
    Mohammadamir Safari
  • Design Team
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Inspired by Alvar Aalto's furniture design style,
Aalto Chair is a bifunctional home armchair which
provides the user the flexible options whether to
use it as a table or home furniture.

Alvar Aalto was a storyteller. Each of his
transformative works in wood formed a point on
a line, each fully realized but never complete.

The object disguises its functionality. Once
activated it becomes a place to rest, the user
displacing the appearance of the original form
that it may afford a very particular kind of sitting.
From this vantage, we look back through Alvar
Aalto's stories, all the way to the beginning of the
chair, and of Aalto himself: in to the forest.

Other prizes
• “Nominated for Student Design Excellence” | ASU - fall 2015 & 2016 • "Bronze winner for IDesign Award (IDA15) - Home Interior Products: Kitchen appliances" | 2015 • “Short-listed for Student RedDot award” | 2015 • “Short-listed for IF STUDENT AWARD” | 2015

Photo Credit: Arizona State University