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Artek 901 Tea Trolley

901 Tea Trolley by Artek - Alvar Aalto

£1,880.00
Lead Time: 8 - 12 weeks
Made to Order

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Designer: Alvar Aalto

Year: 1936

The tea trolley was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with though their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired. With a frame composed of two birch lamella loops, Tea Trolley 901 features two shelves and a solid birch handle. Twin wheels, in combination with the lightweight quality of birch, mean the trolley can be easily maneuvered and parked at will. Over the years, numerous variations of the Tea Trolley have been produced. Dutch designer and colour expert Hella Jongerius delved into Artek’s archives to offer her own take on one of Alvar Aalto’s most cherished products. Her subtle interventions resulted in a light and a dark version of the trolley, which play with the shifting light on the product’s upper and lower trays.

Natural lacquered birch, with white laminate shelves and white wheels or

Natural lacquered birch, with black linoleum shelves and white wheels

Dimensions: Length: 90cm x Depth: 50cm x Height: 56cm

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