As part of the 2013 celebrations for the 80th anniversary of Alvar Aalto's classic Stool 60 for Artek, the Finnish brand has decided to promote a series of special initiatives during the course of this and next year. German designer Mike Meirè has customised a series of stools, with a palette of colours traditionally used by Aalto. This special edition will take the stage in a series of museums and public spaces.
"When I read Alvar Aalto's 1935 Manifest, I was struck by his visionary thoughts on modern humanism, which were still so contemporary and encouraging," says Mike Meirè. "By instinct, I took the iconic Stool 60 and started to paint..."
An installation featuring the customised stools, also designed by Meirè, was presented during the 2012 Salone del Mobile.