We actually first featured this design as far back as 2006 and most recently, when it was reissued in Bauhaus colours. Now the Alvar Aalto-designed Artek Stool 60 is back once more, with the modernist classic getting an 80th anniversary reissue.
The Beehive Pendant Lamp has been the most popular home lighting product in Alvar Aalto’s Arkek range, but it was not first designed for domestic use.
I'm not sure it's all that from the outside, but inside, the 1960s is alive and well in this Peter Charles-Greed-designed house in Burley, New Forest, Hampshire.
Designed in 1968 by the architect for his own use, the house is located on a large, secluded site with a paddock in a peaceful part of the New Forest National Park. Inspired by Alvar Aalto and Frank Lloyd Wright, it's all about space inside, with large rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. But best of all, the lavish interior from the 1960s is still pretty much in place – including lots of built-in marble and American walnut furniture and some great period light fittings. For lovers of the era, it's a dream.
By Bauhaus, we mean the German design house, not the vintage goth band. Otherwise these Alvar Aalto 75th Anniversary Artek 60 Stools would all be black.
But no, they're in a red, yellow and blue lacquer to celebrate 75 years since Aalto created this modernist classic. Indeed, it's a design that's still popular and influential today and no doubt will be even more popular with a splash of bold colour.
As you would expect, the stools are still made of birch and are priced a little more than the plain version, £165 each.
Looking for a timeless classic for your living room? You can't go far wrong with the Artek 88 nesting tables by Alvar Aalto.
A practical classic, designed by Aalto back in 1935, the tables come in a set of three, made of birch with a birch veneer or white laminate top and with those curved wooden legs, so distinctive of Aalto's designs.
A set will set you back £975.