Composed of a tubular steel frame and a birch plywood top, Side Table 606 can be pulled tight to armchairs, sofas, and beds thanks to its three-quarter-moon base. Lightweight and versatile, it is at home in a wide range of settings. Designed by Aino Aalto during the period the Aaltos were working on the Paimio Sanatorium project in Finland, this side table was originally used as a stool for changing shoes.
Frame painted black steel tube Tabletop pressed birch plywood Stackable
Tabletop diameter 40 cm Height 45 cm Base diameter 50 cm
Aino Aalto (born Aino Mandelin-Marsio, 1894-1949) was a pioneer of Finnish design. Born in Helsinki, Finland, she received her architecture degree in 1920 from Helsinki Polytechnic. In 1924, Aino joined famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s firm. That step proved fateful for them both, both professionally and personally. They soon got married - and in 1935, they founded Artek together with Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The couple worked closely until Aino Aalto’s death, collaborating on several projects that have left a significant mark on global design.
Independently, Aino Aalto is also known for her own individual contributions which helped bring modern Finnish design to the international arena. Her architectural exhibitions for Artek received the Gran Prix at the 1936 Milan Triennial. Aino Aalto designed buildings, interiors, furniture and textiles.