Paimio Armchair Model Kit
Launch your own Miniature Design Museum, starting with this 1:16 scale paper model of the iconic Paimio Chair. Cut out and construct your first Alvar Aalto acquisition, to display within its complementary paper interior. The diorama also looks wowsers set within a vitrine. Made by Alvar Aalto in 1931-2, this Early Modernist chair was designed for the patients’ lounge of a TB sanitorium near the Finnish city of Paimio. Originally made from laminated birch, the relaxed angle of the backrest was intended to help the tuberculosis sufferers breath more easily. The paper kit has been designed by Tomoko Azumi and printed by the Fukunaga Shiko paper fabricator in West Tokyo.