In 1936 Finnish Architect Alvar Aalto thought he would start building tanks. And they were exactly the sort that would invade lounge rooms the world over. The Armchair 400 aka the tank chair, was commissioned for the Milan Triennale and it would go on to be awarded at that fair.
In the tradition of his previous work the Paimio chair, he would push plywood bending and manufacturing techniques to its very limit. But unlike the light and airy Paimio, his 400 seat would be a solid and sturdy… well… tank.
The Tank still sells today from manufacturer Artek. Fortunately its more stylish and cheaper than the military variety of tanks and you can pick one up for only the price of a small car.