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Image: Janel Laban
This version of Alvar Aalto's iconic Stool 60, the surface of which resembles a bisected tree trunk, was designed by Nao Tamura to commemorate the stool's 80th anniversary and shown at Salone Internazionale del Mobile last month.

Stool 60 was first introduced internationally at the Wood Only exhibition in London in November 1933. The simple, stackable and durable wooden stool represented a new approach to furniture design, and a continuation of the brand of modernism initiated by Bauhaus and the use of wood instead of bent steel was revolutionary at the time. Aalto spent years developing the L-shaped leg at the Korhonen furniture factory. The result is a durable and modern technical solution that has led to the creation of many other classic designs. 

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