Set of Four 1999 IKEA FROSTA Bent Plywood Stools
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With numerous differences the IKEA Frosta stool was a cheaper alternative that any household could afford. With four legs instead of three, and a much simpler construction that makes the stools much less sturdy than the design they're imitating.
Finnish born Architect-designer Alvar Alto is considered one of the 20th Centuries most iconic designers.
It's hard the believe that the now infamous silhouette of the original gorgeous stools was originally designed in 1933.
In the late 1920s, architect and designer Alvar Aalto began experimenting with bending wood. Aalto developed a ground-breaking process that resulted in the L-leg that we now know and love. To create the L-leg, cuts are made in the end of a piece of wood, with the slits extending just below the level of the planned bend. Wood veneer strips are then inserted and glued. This simplifies the bending process and increases the stability of the component. Aalto called the L-leg “the little sister of the architectural column,” and its arrival announced a break with longstanding traditions of furniture production. Patented by Aalto in 1933, this technique meant that the warm, organic qualities of wood could be used to form stable hardwearing designs. (Information taken from Artek.fi).
Now discontinued after a lawsuit, while nowhere near as refined as the original they have a great many uses and look just as nice in any style home.
In general nice condition with wear commensurate with age and use, including some marks, scuffs and some areas where the glue has separated on the legs.
Each stool measures approximately 45cm tall, 42cm wide, with a seat diameter of 35cm.
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