Alvar Aalto originally created his tea trolley, which has now become a design classic, for the World Exhibition of Paris in 1937. The tea trolley gets its typical look thanks to the bent birch frame, the big plywood wheels, the hand-made rattan basket and the table's ceramic surface. Aalto designed the tea trolley for home use and in fact it can be found also in the living room of Villa Mairea, the villa designed by Alvar Aalto.
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ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the founders of Artek, was born in Kuortane, Finland. Alvar Aalto is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. During his long and prolific career, Aalto’s work embraced almost all key public institutions - town halls, theatres, churches, libraries and universities - as well as standardized housing and private homes. Aalto’s architecture i ...