100% natural aniline leather

price group 5

Prestige is a beautiful, strong and supple leather. It is extremely soft to touch, with a slight shine on the pebbles. The leather is full grain, which means that its natural surface structure has been preserved and all natural markings are visible. Natural markings are the hallmarks of the animal’s active life and give the piece of furniture a unique sense of character.

 

Despite its upscale appearance, Prestige has an incredible appealing practical side, as well. The protective surface finish makes it extremely durable and entirely smudge-proof. Moreover, it is extremely comfortable.

The H55 pattern has been designed in 1955 by Elissa Aalto, second wife of Alvar Aalto.

 

> see the H55 collection

For Aino and Alvar Aalto, fabrics were an integral element of domestic life and played a crucial role in Artek's design philosophy from its earliest days to the present. Aino Aalto originally discovered the classic Zebra fabric during her European travels and incorporated it in Artek interiors as early as the 1930s.

 

Characterized by a soft, sensual feel and striking visual depth, the Zebra fabric brings a touch of the wild to any interior. Today the wool and cotton based Zebra fabric is manufactured in Germany, woven exclusively for Artek.

 

> see the Zebra collection

price group 4
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price group 2
price group 1
94% new wool, 6% nylon – 31 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
100% wool – 35 available colours – 45.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% helanca – 47 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
58% wool / 25% viscose / other – 24 available colours – 50.000 Martindale (durability)
90% wool / 10% nylon – 50 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
92% wool / 8% nylon – 49 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)
70% wool / 30% viscose – 58 available colours – 100.000 Martindale (durability)

Elegance is an exquisite type of leather of the finest quality European oxhide. It has an exclusive and natural look and is soft and pleasant to the touch. Elegance is aniline leather and is chrome tanned but then subsequently vegetable tanned, which gives the leather greater firmness. This type of leather has a natural and raw surface, allowing the leather to breathe and offers excellent sitting comfort as well as a feeling of exclusivity.

 

The leather is full grain, which means that its natural surface structure has been preserved and all natural markings are visible. Natural markings are the hallmarks of the animal’s active life and give the piece of furniture a unique sense of character. Elegance leather varies in colour from hide to hide and acquires a beautiful, lighter patina with use and exposure to sunlight.

> Sörensen Elegance leather

100% pigmented and protected leather

> Sörensen Prestige leather

60% wool, 40% cotton

> H55 fabric (Artek fabric)

56% wool, 39% cotton, 5% polyamide

> Zebra fabric

combination 4: armrest walnut stained birch – front turquoise + dark brown – back rouge
combination 3: armrest charcoal stained birch – front white + dark brown – back black/white
combination 1: armrest silver birch – front grey + yellow – back rouge/blanc
combination 2: armrest honey stained birch – front pale blue + red – back yellow
 
 
 
charcoal stained birch
walnut stained birch
honey stained birch
natural lacquered birch
customize your 401
401 with H55 fabric
Hella Jongerius re-interpretation
For the collection of the 401 armchair, Hella Jongerius combined structured fabrics to create a colour blocking effect. The combination of the two coloured pieces and a third fabric covering the back breaks up the long lines of the 401. This creates a fresh and playful take on upholstery, marking the beginning of a new, fruitful collaboration.
 
Armrests birch
Seat and back color block or unicolor upholstery with selected fabrics.
 

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Armchair 401

 

design Alvar Aalto 1933

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