paimio typeface

Inspired by, and in honor of Alvar Aalto’s career, the Paimio font highlights his ability to create beautiful designs while addressing the basic functions his projects needed to serve. Specifically referencing his Paimio Chair (or Armchair 41), the font takes on the organic nature of the bent wood and gradual recline. Originally designed to help patients at the Paimio Sanatorium, Alvar's chair allowed for a maximum intake of breathe due to the angle it leans back.

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