A modernist icon that we’ve featured in the past (not to mention a Moomins version) has been reinterpreted for 2015 as the 60 stool Hella Jongerius collection by Alvar Aalto for Artek.
Whilst browsing the Finnish Design Shop, we spotted something rather unusual, but definitely interesting – the Artek Icon poster collection.
Think Kaj Franck, and you may well be recalling his famous glassware. However, he's also responsible for these Toto wooden dolls, recently reissued designs that date to 1945.
It's a design we have featured in the past, most recently with the 80th anniversary version and the Bauhaus editions. But we think the Alvar Aalto-designed Artek Stool 60 Moomin is the most 'fun' version of the modernist classi yet.
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.
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.
Find out more at the Lollipop Shoppe website