Object of worship: Stool 60 stool
We all know that furniture can be different, some large and cumbersome, and some small and compact, but each has its own useful purpose. There is furniture that has a very complex structure and wide functionality, but does not gain popularity among consumers, but there is such furniture, the simplicity of which can simply cause a simple smirk, but it becomes megapopular, turns into a real cult and over the years remains on “ the crest of the wave. ”
We will talk about such cult furniture. At the center of our “investigation” is simple, and at first glance, completely uninspiring furniture – a simple stool. But if you “dig” deeper, it becomes clear that it is far from simple.
We are talking about the already legendary stool number 60, which was invented in Finland in the first half of the twentieth century.
The author of this simple but iconic piece of furniture is the architect and designer Alvar Aalto from Finland. He is also considered to be the founder of modern design in the furniture world;
The design of the stool was specifically designed for the library in the city of Vyborg in 1933. By the way, the library itself was designed entirely by the author of the legendary stool No. 60. By the way, the library itself at that time was already considered an example of modern architectural art;
The materials that were used to make the stool are also very interesting. This piece of furniture was the first in the world to be made from steam-bent plywood. For plywood they took only the wood that was in the forestry of Finland. Due to the large amount of minerals contained in the soil, wood had a white color;
The stool consists of 13 components: 1 seat, 3 legs, which were fastened with the help of 9 screws (three for each leg). The simplicity of the design prompted the start of mass production of this type of furniture;
If you have several such stools, they are very easy and convenient to fold. It is enough to put them one on top of the other; with this folding, the legs of the stool form a spiral that resembles a DNA spiral;
The L-shaped stool leg is patented by Alvar Aalto himself. As the legend says, the designer came up with such a leg while looking at his skis;
Artek factory, which was founded by the author of this furniture element, has been engaged in mass production of stools since 1935 until now. The stool is sold in a very small box;
Stool number 60 was taken as a basis for many designers around the world, and starting from it, they creatively and created their furniture masterpieces. In 2013, when the stool turned 80 years old, he found new, bright and catchy colors for himself.
This is, at first glance, a simple furniture element invented by Fin Alvar Aalto back in 1933, and perhaps even the author himself did not imagine that his creation would become so popular, and even iconic, all over the world and for a long time.
Until now, at least the legendary factory Artek sells countless such stools. They are purchased both at home and in public institutions: libraries, kindergartens, schools and universities, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Stool number 60 – is an indispensable element for design installations and projects.
It is acquired by many, regardless of social status and financial position. This is a simple, but very practical and reliable furniture element, which is sure to become useful everywhere and to everyone.