Alvar Aalto’s 1933 Stool 60 was flown to Japan to meet Stephanie Quayle’s Elephant figurine, currently caged in at Dover Street Market Ginza. Tokyo-based Klein Dytham designed the installation as part of an 80-year celebration of the Artek stool. By elongating its legs, the firm developed five new iterations – all accentuate the design’s grass-like characteristics.

Surrounded by a field of green and yellow stools, Elephant appears to be walking through an African savannah. On display until 21 November, the installation shows how a multiplicity of chairs can create new environments. It also proves that no matter how much its colour and dimensions are altered, Stool 60 keeps its iconic identity.

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Photos Petri Artturi Asikainen