Noboru Nakamura

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.

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