Alvar Aalto



Stool 60
Pendant Lamp A110
Children's Stool N65
Kitchen Chair K65
Stool E60
Pendant Lamp A330S Golden Bell
Bench 153
Pendant Lamp A331 Beehive
Shelf 112
Umbrella Stand 115 - Winter Promotion
Pendant Lamp A338 Bilberry
Stool 60 by Hella Jongerius
Serving Trolley 901
new colours
Tables 81B / 82B / 83
Children's Table 90B
Stool E60 by Hella Jongerius
Pendant Lamp A333 Turnip
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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smow blog 2014. A pictorial review: September

...But before everything kicked of in Vienna, we enjoyed the exhibitions Okolo Offline Two – Collecting at the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden, Useful Exhibition by Sanghyeok Lee at the DMY Design Gallery Berlin, Alvar Aalto – Second Nature at the Vitra Design Museum and enjoyed a lovely chat with architect Eberhard Lange on the restoration of Egon Eiermann's Wohnhaus Matthies project in Potsdam...

Alvar Aalto - Second Nature at the Vitra Design Museum

...Everyone knows Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto... What is the point in another Alvar Aalto exhibition...

5 New Design Exhibitions for September 2014

...Following on from the cross-media exhibition "Reason & Intuition: Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane", the Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery present Crafting Narrative, an exploration of storytelling in design... "Alvar Aalto - Second Nature" at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany Alvar Aalto stands like no other for the easy accessibility of 20th century design...

(smow) blog compact Milan 2014 Special: Artek @ Salone del Mobile

...Specifically, in Milan Artek launched a new chair from Konstantin Grcic and new colour and textile schemes from Hella Jongerius for the classic Alvar Aalto 400 and 401 armchairs and Stool 60... For us however in terms of products, product ranges and product development Artek must remain focused on its core competence: Alvar Aalto as designed by Alvar Aalto...

5 New Design Exhibitions for February 2014

...In addition the Belgian gallery Grand Hornu Images is presenting an exhibition devoted to the lighting design of Alvar Aalto while the Hofmobiliendepot Vienna presents the uglier side of product design... "Alvar Aalto...


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