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Artek 400 Tank Chair by Alvar Aalto gets Missoni makeover


A modernist classic of the 1930s is given a slightly more modern twist with the Artek 400 Tank Chair covered in a Missoni fabric.

The 400 (or Tank) chair was designed by Alvar Aalto back in 1936 for the Milan Triennale, those curves still eye-catching and distinctive in the modern era. But this version is even more prominment, covered in the Missoni Kew fabric as part of Artek's Dress The Chair campaign, where famous fabric houses are invited to give classic furnishings a new twist.

The chair itself is made of birch, with the seating using No-Sag springs, PU-foam and Dacron. it sells for 4,875 Euros.

Find out more at the Finnish Design Shop website

Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink, Homeware

Missoni Home Bianconero range

Missoni home bianconero

Missoni's distinctive clothes and textiles crop up time and time again on this site but their home products are also well worth a look, especially when the designs are as appealing as the Bianconero range.

The tea set has the bold use of pattern and the retro feel you'd associate with the brand. Each object has a slightly different look: from the Op Art style waves on the coffee pot to the Pop flowers on the mug. The black and white colour scheme helps to unify all the designs. 

Prices, as you'd expect from a designer brand, are high. They range from £108.50 for the teapot to £29 for the mug. However, they'll probably look as stylish in another thirty years as they do now, so perhaps you could consider it an investment. 

See them online at Occa-Home