The 109C Wall Wardrobe was designed by Alvar Aalto for the brand Artek .
Alvar and Aino Aalto were among the original founders of Artek when it was launched in 1935. Aalto had a passion for working in wood, a tradition that the label keeps alive today. As well as a product designer, Aalto was the architect of many iconic Finnish buildings. He received the Finnish Royal Gold Medal and the Alvar Aalto Medal was created in his honour.
In the 1930s, Aalto designed his 'domestic helpers', including the 109C Wall Wardrobe . They were meant to serve the needs of everyday life and Aalto used the wall wardrobe in the entrance to his own home. Today, it still brings a touch of Scandi practicality to any setting, whether domestic or public, and works well in both entrance halls and bedrooms. Aalto was a pioneer in the technique of bending birch wood, a technique used in this design to create its two loops. These fix to the wall and support a slatted shelf, a bar for hangers and a rack finished with four metal coat hooks. The 109C Wall Wardrobe measures 100 x 25 x 27 cm.