d-i-y color-block painting the aalto/frosta stool

As a tribute to the  80th anniversary of Alvar Aalto’s famous stool “60″, Artek commissioned Mike Meirè to make a fresh interpretation of that icon of Finnish design. Here, the artist painstakingly handpaints the simple elements of the stool: 3 bent-ply legs, one round seat (showing just how difficult it is to paint a straight edge). It gave us new ideas for transforming the fabulously versatile stool (which we’ve blogged about at great length), copies of which are available at Ikeas in Europe and on Amazon (prime them before painting as the wood has a sealer on it).

The video is also a curiously relaxing, mesmerizing 2+ minutes mediation on paint and process, with lovely music…


via Atelier via Arbitare

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One Response to d-i-y color-block painting the aalto/frosta stool

  1. Lisa 05.30.2012 at 9:02pm #

    Any idea what the music was? It was lovely!

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