91 Table by Alvar Aalto for Artek
91 Table


by Alvar Aalto

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Alvar AaltoÕs L-leg is considered to be his most important gift to the world of furniture design. The L-leg, which he developed in the early 1930s, solved the old problem of attaching vertical legs to a horizontal top. Previously, there were two solutions: cut holes in the table top and glue the legs to the holes, or join the legs to a frame and attach the frame to the underside of the table. AaltoÕs curved L-leg bent from a vertical to a horizontal position so it could be attached with screws. The new technique eliminated the need for complicated joinery, and enabled formerly shape-marring joints to appear attractive. Today, L-leg furniture is still popular, although few are aware that it was created by Alvar Aalto.

Product Type Side Table
Brand Artek
Designer Alvar Aalto
Year of Design 1935
Country of Origin Finland
651 Dia125xH72cm
701 Birch veneer, linoleum, laminate

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