The tea trolley was inspired by British tea culture, which Aino and Alvar Aalto had become acquainted with through their many travels, as well as by the Japanese woodwork and architecture they admired. With a frame composed of two birch lamella loops, Tea Trolley 901 features two shelves and a solid birch handle. Twin wheels, in combination with the lightweight quality of birch, mean the trolley can be easily maneuvered and parked at will. Over the years, numerous variations of the Tea Trolley have been produced. Dutch designer and color expert Hella Jongerius delved into Artek’s archives to offer her own take on one of Alvar Aalto’s most cherished products. Her subtle interventions resulted in a light and a dark version of the trolley, which play with the shifting light on the product’s upper and lower trays.
Alvar Aalto's Tea Trolleys serve as highly functional and distinctive additions to a dining room or hospitality area. Introduced at the 1937 Paris World's Fair, they are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Please note, this is a custom item. 2Modern makes every effort to accommodate product returns with a generous return policy. However this is a made-to-order product and cannot be canceled or returned after 48 hours of order placement.Designed by Alvar Aalto.Designed by Hella Jongerius.
- Tea Trolley Collection
- Designed by Alvar Aalto, 1936
- Made in Finland
- Ships assembled
- Available in Black Lacquered Birch/Charcoal color
Materials Frame and top: edge birch lacquered.
Shelf alternatives: Black linoleum.
Wheels: lacquered MDF, black rubber rings.
Specifications Overall Dimensions: 35.4 in W x 19.7 in D x 22 in H SKU28301504 GTIN6438305006108 Catalog ID 29567 Reference ID "Artek Tea Trolley 901" (Stock ID 167762132)
Shipping DetailsShipping Cost: Free
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