Aalto Chair

Lead DesignerMohammadamir Safari
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Prize(s)1st Place in Home Interior Products
Entry Description

Alvar Aalto was a storyteller. Each of his transformative works in wood formed a point on a line, each fully realized but never complete.

Aalto Chair disguises its functionality. Once activated it becomes a place to rest, the user displacing the appearance of the original form that it may afford a very particular kind of sitting. From this vantage, we look back through Alvar Aalto's stories, all the way to the beginning of the chair, and of Aalto himself: into the forest.

The bifunctional design of Aalto Chair provides the user with flexible options; whether they want to use it as a table or an ergonomic armchair.


I was born in Tabriz/Iran in 1985. I got my master degree in industrial design in 2012 in my hometown. I was working during my undergraduate and master period. Three years after my graduation (total 7 years of experience of working as interior, furniture and product designer) I decided to enhance my knowledge and skill in my field so applied and admitted by Arizona State University in Tempe. Now I am studying master of industrial design in this university and simultaneously I have been awarded as a Teacher Assistant.