Aalto's 406 vs. Nakamura's Poäng

Birch Plywood Design

Recently IKEA celebrated the 40th anniversary of Noboru Nakamura's "Poäng" chair that was inspired by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's model 406.

Here is a video of Nakamura discussing his design principles.

New 406s are sold by Artek.

alvar aalto 406

 

Poäng:

poäng nakamura

Baltic birch plywood remains an essential part of innovative and durable furniture design.