Collection: Alvar Aalto

1898 - 1976

Famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto was also an adept designer, sculptor, and painter.  Tracing the development of Finnish style and industrial growth from Nordic Classicism to the International Style – his career and giant buildings define the Helsinki architectural landscape.  His furniture often employed cantilever principles, and his “Paimio chair,” is notable as a chair designed for the seated tuberculosis patient.

 

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