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.
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Origin of Paimio chair
after Paimio, Finland, site of a sanitorium which Aalto was designing when the chair was developed
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