The Paimio Chair is the best-known piece of furniture by Aalto. It is named for the town in southwestern Finland for which he designed a tuberculosis sanatorium and all its furnishings. The chair was used in the patients’ lounge; the angle of the back of the armchair was intended to help sitters breathe more easily.
- T. Salakari, K. Lehtola, Muotoilun Aarteet, Suomalaisia Tuoleja, Éditions WSOY, 2012. Exemplaire similaire reproduit p.26 - N. Stritzler-Levine, Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World, Éditions Bard Graduate Center, New York, 2016. Exemplaire similaire reproduit pp.614, 619 - M. Kries, Alvar Aalto Second Nature, Éditions Vitra Design Museum, 2018. Exemplaire similaire reproduit p.518