An alternative to traditional upholstery, linen belts are lightweight, breathable, and timeless way to offer support while maintain a slim silhouette. Densely interwoven, they will gently yield to the sitter for exceptional, custom comfort. Aalto began utilizing this method early on in his career as an architect and furniture designer, and it remains a popular choice today.
Meet the new and improved Artek belt. With the exception of the all black, the new webbing is duo-tone in color and the quality of the linen has been optimized. Artek collaborated with textile designer Hella Jongerius to create the new, modern color palettes. Contrasting warp (longitudinal) and weft (transverse) twisted yarns create the look of a three-dimensional weave to bring beautiful texture to the new hues. For example, the red and white weave will look red and white up close, but from a distance it blends to give the appearance of a modern rose tone.
This webbing comes directly from the manufacturer and is currently used on the Chair 611, Armchair 406, and Lounge Chair 43. It is woven in Germany and has been pre-stretched and thermal treated for optimal durability.
Re-webbing requirements: Chair 611: 13 m / chair (14.5 yards) Armchair 406: 20 m / chair (22 yards) Lounge Chair 43: 34 m / chair (37.5 yards) Armchair 45: 20 m / chair; (22 yards) Chair 65: 13 m (seat 8 m, backrest 5 m); (14.5 yards) Y61 Stool: 7.2 m / stool; (8 yards)
Wonderful to have a source of replacement tape for Alto chairs! I have two counter-height stools purchased in Finland. After daily for 15 years the original tape started to break. What a relief to find replacement tape! A friend who is a wood-worker and upholsterer replaced the tape on my stools. They are back in use and look great! Suggestions: 1) Turn this project over to someone with the right skills; and 2) Buy at least 1 yard more tape than you think you'll need.
April 4, 2021
Five stars because it is what we ordered and came came promptly. It is replacement because webbing purchased earlier deteriorated and broke. Possibly because of a high humidity environment.
Great replacement webbing for Aalto chairs!
August 10, 2020
We are very pleased with this webbing, which we used to replace worn out webbing on our long-used Aalto chairs. It looks exactly how it appears in the photo and seems to be very durable. It's pricey, but it seems to be the most authentic webbing available for Artek furniture.
Excellent Quality Aalto Replacement Webbing
April 23, 2020
This webbing is great. I use it to replace worn webbing in my Aalto chairs. Highly recommend!