Bench 153A

Bench 153A by Artek was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945 and nowdays is still modern and elegant: a timeless, classic modern icon. The seat is made of solid birch and rests on Aalto’s famous L-shaped legs.
Available in three colors.


Estimated delivery between: 03/07/2024 - 05/07/2024
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Bench 153A is light, versatile and perfect for the public or private sphere. The seat is in solid birch wood and has vertical recesses that make the bench light and easy to move. Combining strength with the warm organic qualities of Finnish birch, Bench 153 pairs naturally with other members of the L-leg family. Thanks to Aalto’s revolutionary L-leg system, the legs can be mounted directly to the seat without the need for complicated connecting elements. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1945, Bench 153 is a belated and very loved addition to the L-leg collection.

Additional information




Lacquered white birch, Lacquered black birch, Clear lacquered birch



112,5 x 44 x 40 cm





Artek was founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.” The name Artek is a synthesis of "art" and ‘technology’ – concepts central to the international modernist movement that came to prominence in the 1920s. It was Walter Gropius, a key proponent of modernism, who coined the motto ‘art and technology – a new unity.’ Technology was understood to include science and industrial production methods, while the conception of art extended beyond the fine arts to encompass architecture and design. Modernism aimed to achieve a fruitful union of these two spheres. This same aspiration guided the founders of Artek in their naming of the company and in the design of iconic pieces of world design such as the Stool 60, Armchair 42 and Paimio and the Tea Trolley 900. In line with the spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative company in the world of modern design, developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture and art. The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and accessories designed by Finnish masters - including Tapio Wirkkala, Jørn Utzon, Eero Aarnio and the founders - and by important contemporary international designers including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius. Artek stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.

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