Tea Trolley 901

This birch wood tea trolley was designed by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto all the way back in 1936. It debuted at the at the Paris World’s Fair in 1937.

Aalto designed this cart for residential use. He placed it in the living room of the Villa Mairea (1937-1939). It is based on an earlier serving cart designed for the Paimio tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Finland Proper (1933), for which he first developed the closed-loop laminated birch frame.

The large white wheels have black rubber treads and the trolly top is available in ceramic tile, black linoleum or white laminate.