Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (Kuortane 1898 – Helsinki 1976) was a Finnish Modernist Architect and designer. Aalto was one of the first and also among the most influential modern architects in Scandinavia. Important works by Alvar Aalto are the Finlandia-hall in Helsinki, Säynätsalo’s cityhall and the campus of the former Technical Univerity in Helsinki.
He was also famous for his furniture and industrial design. Worldfamous is his Aalto-vase (1936). This vase is based on a series of sketches he made for a designcontest by the Karhula-Iittala glassworks. He also designed numerous furniture and lighting designs for Artek.
Aalto’s work are in museumcollections all over the world, among those: Museum of Modern Art, New York City, Designmuseo Helsinki, British Museum, London and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
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