Hallway chair 51, Alvar Aalto, HKT Korhonen, Finland, c.1932
One of a pair of interesting pre-commercial-production Hallway chairs from the Paimio Sanitorium. The low stretcher between the front and rear legs suggests that these chairs have come directly from the Sanitorium, completed in 1932.
This one has been left as we found it – overpainted.
We’ve also researched the likelihood of the chairs being painted orange and the significance of it at the sanitorium – which you can read on our Journal.