Alvar Aalto Model 91 Dining Table & Six Chairs by Finmar Circa 1940
‘Best in Class' Alvar Aalto Model 91 Dining Table & Six Model 611 Dining Chairs by Finmar Ltd Finland circa 1940, the beautiful circular Model 91 dining table made from the finest Karelian Birch veneer with its original Lazy Suzan centre tray, raised on four rectangular legs, with original Finmar plaque to the underside, originally designed in 1933, matched with a set of Six Model 611 stacking chairs newly upholstered in the finest Caramel leather with brass stud detail, the chairs are also made from Karelian Birch, Finmar plaque and stamp to the underside of each chair, originally designed in 1929, Karelian Birch burr is one of the most distinctive and rare in the world, although birch is grown all over Finland, it’s the unique soils of the small area of Karelia that give it its beautiful grain, recognised by Finnish craftsmen in the 18th century, the birch burr has been used for the world’s most covetable furniture ever since, tightly controlled felling and the fact that it can only be harvested in mid-winter when the ground is frozen, make it a rare wood used for premium pieces of furniture, but it is also sustainable, this set is offered in museum quality and is probably the best set available currently anywhere in the world, reserve now.
Provenance: Private London collection purchased from new by previous owner
Manufactures by Finmar
Table Model 91
Chairs Model 611
Practical & Beautiful
This set is offered fully restored with new leather seats, the table and chairs still retain patina and some original age related marks
Diameter: 51” / 130cm
Height: 28” / 71.5cm
Width: 19” / 48.5cm
Depth: 18” / 48cm
Height: 32” / 80cm
Floor to seat: 17” / 43cm
Free delivery is offered to England & Wales only when buyer pays full asking price, please allow between 7-14 days delivery, worldwide shipping is also available subject to cost.