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Alvar Aalto

Undoubtedly the most celebrated and influential genius of Scandinavian design, Aalto's (1898-1976) work stretches from furniture to architecture and city planning, from art glass to light fittings. His most famous buildings include the Paimio hospital in Finland, the Viipuri library in todays Russia, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki and the Essen Opera House in Germany.

Aalto was strongly influenced by the organic shapes of Finnish nature and both his world famous Savoy vase, his folding screen and the Paimio chair share their curving shapes with many of his buildings. Aalto was a great innovator of new manufacturing techniques for wooden furniture, a material he always preferred before steel because of its more humane character. His experiments with the bending of wood resulted in a series of unique and best selling furniture designs, most of them still in production by Artek, the company Aalto co-founded in 1935. His career lasted for six decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s.

  1. Aalto Paris vase vase 22 cm

    Aalto Paris vase vase 22 cm

    By iittala

    £119.00
  2. Aalto vase 16 cm

    Aalto vase 16 cm

    By iittala

    From: £131.00
  3. A810 floor lamp

    A810 floor lamp

    By Artek

    £1,968.00
  4. A811 floor lamp

    A811 floor lamp

    By Artek

    £1,632.00
  5. A805 floor lamp

    A805 floor lamp

    By Artek

    £1,626.00
  6. A809 floor lamp

    A809 floor lamp

    By Artek

    £2,544.00
  7. Miniature 41 Paimio

    Miniature 41 Paimio

    By Vitra

    £179.00
  8. A808 Floor Lamp

    A808 Floor Lamp

    By Artek

    From: £2,904.00
  9. Aalto Finlandia vase 25.1 cm

    Aalto Finlandia vase 25.1 cm

    By iittala

    £131.00
  10. Aalto bowl - 19.5 x 5 cm

    Aalto bowl - 19.5 x 5 cm

    By iittala

    £83.00
  11. Aalto vase 12 cm

    Aalto vase 12 cm

    By iittala

    From: £89.00
  12. Aalto vase 9.5 cm

    Aalto vase 9.5 cm

    By iittala

    £58.00
  13. Alvar Aalto Collection Bowl 7.5cm

    Alvar Aalto Collection Bowl 7.5cm

    By iittala

    From: £34.00
  14. Shelf 112B

    Shelf 112B

    By Artek

    From: £335.00
  15. NE60 children's stool

    NE60 children's stool

    By Artek

    £214.00
  16. N65 children's chair

    N65 children's chair

    By Artek

    £299.00
  17. Chair 69 Colour 2018

    Chair 69 Colour 2018

    By Artek

    £364.00
  18. Chair 69

    Chair 69

    By Artek

    £319.00
  19. Chair 66

    Chair 66

    By Artek

    From: £319.00
  20. Armchair 403 "Hallway"

    Armchair 403 "Hallway"

    By Artek

    £503.00
  21. A331 "Beehive" pendant lamp

    A331 "Beehive" pendant lamp

    By Artek

    £852.00
  22. A330s "Golden Bell" Wall lamp

    A330s "Golden Bell" Wall lamp

    By Artek

    From: £430.00
  23. Stool 60 Colour 2018

    Stool 60 Colour 2018

    By Artek

    £214.00
  24. Stool E60 Colour 2018

    Stool E60 Colour 2018

    By Artek

    £250.00
  25. Table 91 - Linoleum Smokey Blue

    Table 91 - Linoleum Smokey Blue

    By Artek

    £1,686.00
  26. Table 90A - Linoleum Smokey Blue

    Table 90A - Linoleum Smokey Blue

    By Artek

    £1,038.00
  27. Table 83 - Linoleum Pewter

    Table 83 - Linoleum Pewter

    By Artek

    £1,734.00
  28. Aalto pot guard

    Aalto pot guard

    By iittala

    £4.00
  29. Chair 41 Paimio

    Chair 41 Paimio

    By Artek

    £2,874.00
  30. Armchair 42

    Armchair 42

    By Artek

    £1,872.00
  31. Table 90B

    Table 90B

    By Artek

    From: £524.00
  32. Table 83

    Table 83

    By Artek

    From: £1,428.00
  33. Table 95 - White laminate

    Table 95 - White laminate

    By Artek

    £840.00
  34. Table 90A

    Table 90A

    By Artek

    From: £828.00
  35. Table 91

    Table 91

    By Artek

    From: £1,388.00
  36. Table 81B

    Table 81B

    By Artek

    From: £750.00
  37. Table 82B

    Table 82B

    By Artek

    From: £984.00
  38. A440 Pendant Lamp

    A440 Pendant Lamp

    By Artek

    £514.00
  39. A110 Pendant Lamp

    A110 Pendant Lamp

    By Artek

    £354.00
  40. 915 Side Table

    915 Side Table

    By Artek

    £714.00
  41. A338 pendant lamp

    A338 pendant lamp

    By Artek

    £348.00
  42. Nesting coffee tables 88

    Nesting coffee tables 88

    By Artek

    £1,218.00
  43. Table 90C

    Table 90C

    By Artek

    From: £468.00
  44. Table 90D

    Table 90D

    By Artek

    From: £390.00
  45. A330S Golden Bell pendant lamp

    A330S Golden Bell pendant lamp

    By Artek

    From: £354.00
  46. Stool 60

    Stool 60

    By Artek

    From: £190.00
  47. Bench 153 B

    Bench 153 B

    By Artek

    From: £330.00
  48. Bench 153 A

    Bench 153 A

    By Artek

    From: £516.00
  49. Stool E60

    Stool E60

    By Artek

    From: £221.00
  50. K65 High Chair

    K65 High Chair

    By Artek

    £372.00
  51. K65 High Chair, Lacquered

    K65 High Chair, Lacquered

    By Artek

    £406.00
  52. A910 Wall Lamp

    A910 Wall Lamp

    By Artek

    £462.00
  53. A622A, B Ceiling Lamp

    A622A, B Ceiling Lamp

    By Artek

    £1,020.00
  54. 115 Umbrella Stand - Natural

    115 Umbrella Stand - Natural

    By Artek

    £426.00
  55. Trolley 900

    Trolley 900

    By Artek

    £2,730.00
  56. Trolley 901

    Trolley 901

    By Artek

    £1,752.00
  57. Aalto serving platter

    Aalto serving platter

    By iittala

    From: £41.00