New Webbing on Chair 611
- Year: 2018
- Material: 100% linen, lacquered birch
- Commission: Artek
- Production: Artek
- Category: Industrial production
The new colour palette for Chair 611 is a range of subtle duo-tone colours for the popular webbing of the classic linen belt.
By the 30s, Alvar Aalto had adopted webbing belts as an alternative to classic upholstery. Ever since webbing, a natural material made of 100% linen, has been an elegant way to cover furniture while retaining a slim silhouette. By combining contrasting warp and weft yarns to weave the linen belts, a nearly three-dimensional effect is achieved.
The new colour range features the combination of warp yarns in black or natural with weft yarns in the contrast colours of black, blue, white, brown or red, which blend to create sophisticated hues.