Paimio chair

[ pahy-mee-oh ]
/ ˈpaɪ miˌoʊ /


a chair developed by Alvar Aalto between 1930 and 1933, having two continuous, ribbonlike elements made of bent laminated birch veneers forming the arms and legs and supporting a sheet of bent plywood that forms the back and seat.

Origin of Paimio chair

after Paimio, Finland, site of a sanitorium which Aalto was designing when the chair was developed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020