Along with Finn Juhl, Alvar Aalto was an antecedent of Scandinavian Modernism. He held close to the notion that the human condition is bettered by its co-existence with natural materials. Case in point, his epic “Paimio” Chair. Originally designed for a tuberculosis sanatorium, the chair is lightweight and exudes comfort, yet sacrifices no style doing it. It’s trick? A frame comprised of two gloriously molded birch loops. Indeed, all Alvar Aalto pieces serve up deliciously fun curves—Our suggestion? Go ahead and savor.