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Alvar Aalto. Stacking Stools (model 60). 1932–1933. Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland. Laminated birch and lacquered plywood. .1: h. 17 1/4" (43.8 cm), diam. 14" (35.5 cm); .2: h. 17 3/8" (44.1 cm), diam. 13 5/8" (34.6 cm); .3: h. 16 3/4" (42.5 cm), diam. 13 7/8" (35.3 cm). Gift of Artek-Pascoe, Inc. 56.1946.1-3. Architecture and Design
Lot 118: Alvar Aalto. Paimio lounge chair. 1932 / c. 1950, beech plywood, birch. 26 h × 23½ w × 34 d in. result: $8,125. estimate: $7,000–9,000.
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Design pioneer Alvar Aalto’s asymmetrical waves (“aalto” in Finnish) won the 1937 Paris World Fair. In the decades since, they’ve become an icon of Scandinavian interior design. Taking inspiration from the thousands of lakes in his native Finland, Aalto’s waves combine function and sculpture. Each Aalto vase goes through a multi-step production process at the Iittala Glass Factory. First, the vase is mouthblown, then hand cut before going through several polishings. The clear decorative…
Nestled in the woods in southwestern Finland, about 29km from the city of Turku, is the Paimio Sanatorium. Developed in the 60’s in general hospital, this wo...
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Designed by Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, Riola Parrish Church is a stunning concrete form which mimics and modulates with the contours of its...
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Image 4 of 12 from gallery of AD Classics: Villa Mairea / Alvar Aalto. Photograph by Alvar Aalto
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Design Icons by Iittala. Who needs flowers when you have a vase this gorgeous? Get the story behind the design icon and get inspiration on how to use the vases through my own unique stylings.
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Alvar Aalto, in full Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, (born Feb. 3, 1898, Kuortane, Fin., Russian Empire—died May 11, 1976, Helsinki, Fin.), Finnish architect, city planner, and furniture designer whose international reputation rests on a distinctive blend of modernist refinement, indigenous materials, and personal expression in form and detail. His mature style is epitomized by the Säynätsalo, Fin., town hall group (1950–52). Aalto’s architectural studies at the Technical Institute of Helsinki were…
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