Artek 60 Special Editions at The Lollipop Shoppe

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Special Edition Artek 60 by Nao Tamura
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Artek 60 this year, the Finnish brand has collaborated with a series of designers on new Special Editions of Alvar Aalto's classic three-legged stool.

Special Edition Artek 60 by Tom Dixon

Special Edition Artek 60 by Nao Tamura

Tom Dixon has coloured the stool in his trademark fluoro orange, while Nao Tamura has transformed the seat into a treetrunk, where the rings mark the passing of the 80 years.

Special Edition Artek 60 by Commes des Garçons. Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

Rei Kawakubo of Commes des Garçons collaborated with Artek's design director Ville Kokkonen to create a bold, polka dot-patterned take on the stool, while Danish fashion designer Mads Nørgaard has used black stripe chevrons.

Special Edition Artek 60 by Mads Nørgaard. Photo by Enok Holsegaard
Anniversary colours of the stool have also been released, inspired by the colours of Aalto's Paimio Sanatorium: yellow floors, green walls, turquoise handrails and orange, black and white furniture.

Artek 60 Turquoise edition. Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo