Alvar Aalto's Benches 153A & 153B

Alvar Aalto's Benches 153A & 153B

Aaron Able
Feb 21, 2007

Classics. We're fans of his stools - and the inexpensive reproductions — but our favorite Alvar Aalto design isn't as common. It's the 153A, produced by Aalto's own company, Artek...

Extremely solid and well-built (we know, we grew up with them) the benches/end tables have a slatted structure similar to George Nelson's Platform Bench (both were produced in the early 40's).

The benches are simple and attractive—perfect for modern space. The 153A model is 40cm longer than 153B. Manufactured in birch, the pieces are available in natural, white or black stain.

We believe the short-legged version under the TV is a 153B with its legs custom cut. Available from Canadian retailer Gabriel Ross and FinnStyle.

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