Alvar Aalto ColoRing Trolley 901 for Artek with Jo Nagaska
36" wide x 20" deep x 22" tall.
Alvar Aalto and Jo Nagasaka for Artek, 901 tea trolley. Made in Finland. Birch wood, new, perfect condition. Nagasaka set out to apply his research on surface treatments to Artek’s beloved classics. Experimenting with the age-old practices of Udukuri and Tsugaru-nuri, Nagasaka merges them into his own original process, resulting in what he calls ColoRing. For ColoRing, soft-grained pinewood is used as surface veneer. Nagasaka creates an uneven wood surface by removing softer parts with a hard-haired brush, accentuating the natural grain of the wood (Udukuri). Two layers of colored lacquer are then added, only to be subsequently sanded away to partially unveil the layers beneath (Tsugaru-nuri). The results are surprising colour combinations and irregular patterns that evoke topographical maps. With the wooden structure remaining partly visible, natural beauty is retained while creating intriguing juxtapositions. Shipping and delivery not included in purchase. Please email for quotes or if you would like to use Affirm.