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Artek Birch Veneer Bench

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Artek Birch Veneer Bench

The innovative and strong L-leg construction is based on the technique of bending solid wood. Artek's L-leg is made from birch wood carefully selected and collected from the Finnish forests; only high-quality flawless woods with no structural errors are selected.The quality wood piece is sawed open at the end in the direction of the fibers. Thin pre-glued pieces of birch veneer are put in the grooves, enabling the wood to bend to form a 90-degree angle with the help of pre-steaming and microwave heating. The form-pressed leg piece is placed in a microprocessor-controlled drying chamber, assuring the legs' long lasting quality. After being fine-sanded by hand, the beautiful and strong L-leg is ready for assembly and is easily fastened with screws to the underside of the seat, eliminating the need for complicated joinery. Thanks to this unique production method, the L-leg keeps its shape forever, lasting from generation to generation.

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Features:

  • Bench is made of birch veneer
  • Natural lacquered finish
  • Suitable for residential or commercial use

Dimensions:

Large Size

  • Overall: 17.3" H x 44.3" W x 15.7" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 15.4lbs

Small Size

  • Overall: 17.3" H x 28.5" W x 15.7" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 13.2lbs

About the Designer

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto Finland (1898 - 1976)

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the founders of Artek, was born in Kuortane, Finland. Alvar Aalto is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. During his long and prolific career, Aalto's work embraced almost all key public institutions - town halls, theatres, churches, libraries and universities - as well as standardized housing and private homes. Aalto's architecture is distinctively Finnish. It is marked by a warm humanity and strong individuality. His buildings derive their special aesthetic character from their dynamic relationship with their natural surroundings, their human scale, superbly executed details, unique treatment of materials and ingenious use of lighting. Like all great art, however, Aalto's architecture transcends national boundaries. His work is not the exclusive property of Finland: it forms a part of a common cultural heritage of European and worldwide significance. Alvar Aalto began designing furnishings as a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking. His first modern piece of furniture was created in 1931-32 for the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Paimio, which proved to be his international breakthrough. Artek was set up in 1935 to market and sell Alvar and Aino Aalto's furniture, lamps and textiles, particularly on international markets where Artek focused its operations from the initial stages. Through the innovations in form and line that were born in his furniture designs, Alvar Aalto's name has also become important in the history of design. In fact, Aalto first achieved fame in Continental Europe as a furniture designer, and only later on as an architect. His contribution to furniture design was among his foremost achievements in its own right, and it sowed the seed from which many of his architectural ideas sprang forth. Alvar Aalto's furniture and lighting pieces form the basis of the Artek range.

Artek Birch Veneer Bench

Weights & Dimensions

Large Size

  • Overall: 17.3" H x 44.3" W x 15.7" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 15.4lbs
  • Leg Height - Top to Bottom: 17.3"

Small Size

  • Overall: 17.3" H x 28.5" W x 15.7" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 13.2lbs
  • Leg Height - Top to Bottom: 17.3"

Additional Weights & Dimensions

  • Seat Height: 17.3"

Features

Bench Type: Kitchen benchArms Included: No
Back Included: NoNumber of Items Included: 1
Cushions Included: NoLid Included: No
Slipcover: NoUpholstered: No
Tray Included: NoStorage Included: No
Material: WoodSolid Wood Construction: No
Legs Included: Yes
  • Removable Legs: Yes
Hardware Material: Metal
Commercial Use: YesFinish: Natural
Style: ModernHand Painted: Yes
Eco-Friendly: YesCountry of Manufacture: Finland
Pattern: SolidSeating Capacity (Large Size): 4
Seating Capacity (Small Size): 2 

Assembly

Assembly Required: YesAdditional Parts Required: No

Warranty

Product Warranty: 2 year warranty 

About the Manufacturer

Artek is renowned as one of the most innovative contributors to modern design. Long-term durability and high quality combined with a clean-lined form language are the essential elements in the creation of every single product that bears the Artek name. Artek's comprehensive furnishing system can be used in all kinds of situations from public spaces to offices, museums to schools, hotels to homes.

Artek was founded in 1935 by four young Finns led by the visionary modern architect Alvar Aalto. Alvar Aalto, who began designing furnishings as a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking and success, created his first furniture in 1931-32 for the tuberculosis sanatorium at Paimio. This proved to be his international breakthrough. Artek was set up in 1935 to market Aalto's furniture, lamps and textiles, particularly on international markets where Artek focused its operations from the initial stages.

Artek was more than a commercial enterprise; it also aimed at developing the expression of its founders' modernistic spirit. It was an industrial arts center where the art and design trends of the time converged. Artek's founders demonstrated a broad cultural outlook and a pioneering spirit. Through their efforts Artek became an unbiased discussion and events forum that could accommodate even radical approaches. Artek continues to function in the same spirit and has solidified its position as a timely center for design, keeping a close watch on today's evolving fashions, lifestyle changes and new developments in the industry.

Artek remains at the forefront of quality and the best design. Artek's original values - long-term durability and high quality combined with a clean-lined form language - are still the company's driving forces. Even today, Artek's most important products are the furniture designed by Aalto and the company carries on the Aalto tradition and its spirit by renewing and re-issuing his designs, even occasionally in the form of a challenge to the master. In recent years the company has also extended its collection by taking on new designers following Alvar Aalto's footsteps.

STYLE

The Birch Veneer Bench is a Modern style product. Modern style is very sleek with clean lines, and generally incorporates high gloss using whites, greys, and blacks. A focus on geometry and angular shapes is a hallmark of modern design. Glass and leather are also seen a lot with modern style. You can shop for more Modern Benches in the Furniture section of our site.

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OUR SKU # ARK1002

Birch Veneer Bench is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 031000, 031010

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