Alvar Aalto



Pendant Lamp A110
Pendant Lamp A330S Golden Bell
Children's Stool N65
Stool 60
Kitchen Chair K65
Bench 153
Stool E60
Serving Trolley 901
Shelf 112
Pendant Lamp A331 Beehive
Umbrella Stand 115
Pendant Lamp A338 Bilberry
Stool 60 by Hella Jongerius
Tables 81B / 82B / 83
Pendant Lamp A333 Turnip
Children's Table 90B
Stool E60 by Hella Jongerius
Serving trolley 900

Alvar Aalto


Born in 1898 in Kuortane in Finland, Alvar Aalto's early development occurred under the influence of classical modernism. Following the completion of his architecture studies at the Polytechnic in Helsinki, Alvar Aalto travelled extensively through Europe, becoming acquainted with the likes of Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger or László Moholy-Nagy. Through his participation in the Congrès International d'Architecture this field was extended to include Walter Gropius. In 1929 Aalto won the design competition for a new sanatorium in Paimio, a work which can be seen as the foundation for the organic construction that characterized later Aalto works. The endearingly lively furniture designs of the Finnish designer and architect, as well as his accessories, express a desire to find a formal expression of the unity of the human being with his environment. From 1940 Alvar Aalto taught architecture at MIT in Cambridge.


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