Alvar Aalto's Car 901

The 901 serving trolley was inspired by British tea culture and Japanese carpentry and architecture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto came into contact with during their many travels. Designed in 1936 by Alvar Aalto for Artek, the 901 cart is one of the greatest icons of Nordic design and remains as current today as when it was created, being perfect for serving tea, but also for a bar or supporting the dining room, in office or studio.

↑ The dark version developed by Hella Jongerius

With its molded birch plywood structure, the 901 cart has two shelves and a solid wood handle. The two wheels, in combination with the lightness of the birch wood, allow the cart to be easily moved and stored where necessary. Over the years several versions of the 901 have been produced, giving new life to this classic. Designer and color expert Hella Jogerius explored the Artek archive to offer her take on one of Alvar Aalto's most beloved pieces. His elegant intervention resulted in a dark version of the cart, which plays with the change in light between the upper and lower tray of the 901.

Come and discover the 901 stroller (natural wood and white version) in our showroom.