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ALVAR AALTO (1898 – 1976)

Born in Kuortane in Finland in 1898, Alvar Aalto made his name as a master of modern architecture through his unique style and exceptional talent. He worked closely with his wife Aino Aalto and designed concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums and private homes all around the world. His works were exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art already in the 1930´s. Aalto also designed several objects which were originally intended to become parts of buildings and decorations. However, the objects took on a life of their own. Some of the most famous of the objects designed by Aalto is the Aalto vase for Iittala, which was first seen at the 1937 Paris World Exposition and the iconic Stool 60 for Artek which celebrates its 80th anniversary year in 2013.

 

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