Alvar Aalto chair 45 with caned seat and back

Armchair 45, Alvar Aalto, Artek, Finland, 1946

A rare modification on the chair 45 by Alvar Aalto, with caned seat and back.

Manufactured by Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Oy (now Korhonen) who worked alongside Artek. This one was possibly produced in the 1960s or 1970s (having been designed in 1946). It’s hard to know as there isn’t much information about this caned version out there.

This model has definitely not been distributed in the UK before, and we brought this one back from our travels to Sweden.

Excellent condition, age to be expected, cane all present.



Birch, caning, steel staples


Scan taken from Alvar Aalto, edited by Sandra Dachsm Patricia de Muga and Laura García Hintze, Ediciones Polígrafa, 2007, p. 123


Out of stock

H 800 x W 600 x D 500 mm

  • Caned armchair 45 by Alvar Aalto back
  • Caned armchair 45 by Alvar Aalto seat
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