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Armchair 400 Tank

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The Legendary Tank Chair

As Voluminous as It Is Comfortable

As voluminous as it is comfortable, Armchair 400 was created by Alvar Aalto in 1936 for an exhibition at the Milan Triennale, where it was promptly awarded a prize. The chair owes its nickname “Tank” to its distinctive wide and sturdy armrests made of form-bent birch lamella and to its robust upholstery. The springy cantilevered frame offers a flexible, comfortable seat. A favorite since the 1930s, Armchair 400 remains effortlessly modern and can be upholstered in any material.

Cut from the same piece of solid birch lamella, both armrests will warp evenly over time

Upholstered in Alvar Aalto's classic Zebra fabric: 58% wool, 36% cotton, 6% polyester.

A place to relax and reflect

Frame: Form-bent solid birch lamella

Seat and back versions: Birch plywood, Fabric upholstery with zig-zag-springs and PU foam and polyester padding, Leather upholstery with zig-zag-springs and PU foam and polyester padding

Made in Finland.

A variety of colors and upholstery can be combined. 

Listed here are popular combinations of fabric and frame. For other options, please contact Shopping Support at shoppingsupport@placewares.com. 
Armchair 400 “Tank“ Frame: birch, clear lacquer Seat and back: fabric upholstery, zebra