Artek Aalto Chair 69

by Artek

The Chair 69 is one of Artek's most popular dining chairs. It was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1935 and has been continuously in Artek's selection ever since. Chair 69 was originally designed for the Viipuri Municipal Library. In 1927 Aalto won the planning competition for the library and the building was inaugurated in 1935. Beside planning the building, he also designed lamps, details of the interiors and furniture like the Chair 69 and the iconic Stool 60.

Chair 69 features a slightly wider base and backrest to provide superior stability and everyday function. Built from high-quality materials, the chair's legs and back are made from natural birch. Chair 69 has a L-leg structure, which makes it possible to attach the chair legs directly to the seat.


  • Legs and back birch, natural lacquered


  • Height: 74 cm / 29.1 inch
  • Height to Seat: 44 cm / 17.3 inch
  • Width: 44 cm / 17.3 inch
  • Depth: 47 cm / 18.5 inch