paimio-chair

Paimio chair

[pahy-mee-oh]
noun
a chair developed by Alvar Aalto between 1930 and 1933, having two continuous, ribbonlike elements made of bent laminated birch veneers forming the arms and legs and supporting a sheet of bent plywood that forms the back and seat.

Origin:
after Paimio, Finland, site of a sanitorium which Aalto was designing when the chair was developed

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