Artek’s day bed 710 is a versatile bed designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933. Like many of Aalto's furniture pieces, the day bed 710 features the famous L-leg structure developed by Aalto: the birch wood frame and slatted base rest on low legs bent into a shape of L. The light colour and strong structure of birch make the day bed 710 a perfect minimalist sofa, catnapping place or guest bed.

Please note that the package only includes a wooden daybed frame. You may complement it with a mattress of your liking or order the mattress and its covers from our webshop. In addition, you can contact our Customer Service to purchase separate back cushions that transform the daybed into a sofa. Both the mattress and the cushions can be upholstered with Artek fabrics; please contact our Customer Service for further details on the upholstery options.


Aalto day bed 710


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203 cm
92 cm
35–38 cm
Seat height
47 cm
Measurement details
Seat height 47 cm (with mattress, available separately)
Lacquered birch
31 kg
Includes only the frame; mattress available separately. Back cushions also available separately through our Customer Service. Both are available in various upholstery options, please contact our Customer Service team for further details.Please note that the mattress is not available in the UK and Ireland.

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Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921 Alvar Aalto got the Diploma of Architecture at the Helsinki Institute of Technology and his career as an architect started. One of the most important works he was commissioned was the planning of the tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Finland. This project meant also the beginning of Aalto’s career as a furniture designer – in fact, this was the first building planned by Aalto which was entirely furnished with pieces of furniture designed by Aalto himself – including the lighting as well. Other important projects completed by Alvar Aalto are the Viipuri Municipal Library, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish Pavilions for the 1937 Paris and 1939 New York World Fairs.

In 1935 Alvar Aalto, together with Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl, founded Artek, a world-renowned furniture and lighting company. The company was created "to sell furniture" – designed by Alvar Aalto – "and to promote modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other means".

One of the most ingenious innovations by Alvar Aalto is the L-leg, patented in 1933. Aalto considered his L-leg design his greatest achievement and even compared it to the invention of the architectonic column. Thanks to this innovation, the legs could be attached directly to the table, chair and stool tops. Alvar Aalto was a versatile designer whose work covered different fields. He is well-known also for his elegant lamps, which very often were designed for individual construction projects and later on adapted for the serial production. Alvar Aalto was also an esteemed glass designer and his most famous work as a glass designer is the Aalto vase (or Savoy vase) – one of the most iconic glassware pieces in Finnish design.

Would you like to read more about Alvar Aalto and his work? Discover our books:
Aalto , Alvar Aalto Homes , Alvar Aalto Libraries , Alvar Aalto Designer , Alvar Aalto – The Mark of the Hand , Alvar Aalto – A Gentler Structure for Life , Alvar Aalto Architect vol. 5 , Alvar Aalto Architect vol. 18 , Alvar Aalto Architect vol. 20 , Iittala , Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses , Mid-Century Modern Design , Modernist Escapes: An Architectural Travel Guide

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