Model 900 Tea Cart Tea Wagon, 1937
This is a tea wagon. It was designed by Alvar Aalto and manufactured by Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas AB and Artek. It is dated 1937. Its medium is birch, plywood, paint, wicker, ceramic tile. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In this tea cart, architect-designer Alvar Aalto brings together a variety of materials and forms to create a harmonious object that is both functional and representative of the best of modernist design. The spare form is pared down to its essential elements—a curvilinear bentwood frame that supports a square top lined with tiles. Oversized white wheels at the base provide a stark, curved counterpoint to the horizontal planes of the top.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 58.5 × 91 × 64 cm (23 1/16 × 35 13/16 × 25 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Model 900 Tea Cart Tea Wagon, 1937; Designed by Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898–1976); birch, plywood, paint, wicker, ceramic tile; H x W x D: 58.5 × 91 × 64 cm (23 1/16 × 35 13/16 × 25 3/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-94
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.