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Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

Designer

Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976) was undoubtedly the greatest Finnish architect of our time. Originally, it was his functionalist buildings that brought him into the international spotlight. He lived at the same time as Picasso, PH and Le Corbusier. People which he all knew. Aalto played with light and his intuition, and he worked with graphic details which later became part of his personal signature. Later he established his name as a furniture designer. While all other designers used steel and leather, Aalto was fascinated by the light Finnish birchwood. Aalto's lamination technique created furniture with new organic shapes and new functionality. Furniture which oozes warm humanity and the Nordic sense of quality and lightness. Alvar Aalto's design ideology was unique and his furniture so thought through that they work in every environment; both private homes, companies and institutions.