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Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto is one of the most prominent contributors to the worldwide fame of Scandinavian Modernism. He was a humanist, whose main goal in designing buildings and furniture was to offer comfort, aesthetic and pleasure to human beings. He once said "The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people."

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Alvar Aalto: “Golden Bell”. A pair of brass pendants, inside with white lacquer. Model A 330. Manufactured by Artek. Diam. 17 cm. (2)

“Golden Bell”. A pair of brass pendants, inside with white paint. Model A 330. Manufactured by Artek. Diam. 17 cm. (2)

Sep 18, 2018
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Alvar Aalto convertible sofa, model 63

Heteka Oy or Wohnbedarf AG<br />Finland, 1930<br />chrome-plated steel, upholstery, lacquered wood<br />79.75 w &times; 32 d &times; 26 h in (203 &times; 81 &times; 66 cm) <i>Alvar Aalto Designer</i>, Lahti, pg. 163 This convertible sofa folds flat into a bed measuring: 79.75 w x 36 d x 21.75 h inches.

Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto table

Artek<br />Finland, c. 1935<br />birch, linoleum<br />30 w &times; 30 d &times; 28 h in (76 &times; 76 &times; 71 cm) Sold with one 13.75-inch drop leaf; table measures 43.75 inches when fully extended. Signed with partial stamped manufacturer’s mark to underside: [Artek].

Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto Savoy vases, set of two

iittala<br />Finland, 1937 / c. 1960<br />glass<br />12 w &times; 11 d &times; 11.25 h in (30 &times; 28 &times; 29 cm) Additional vase measures: 8.25 w x 11 d x 11.25 h inches. Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to larger example: [i Made in Italy]. Signed with acid stamp manufacturer’s mark to underside of small example: [Alvar Aalto].

Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto coat rack

Artek<br />Finland, c. 1950<br />birch, aluminum<br />39.25 w &times; 12 d &times; 11 h in (100 &times; 30 &times; 28 cm)

Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured girths. Model 406. Manufactured by Artek. (2)

A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured girths. Model 406. Manufactured by Artek. (2)

Sep 11, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: “Savoy”. A pair of clear glass vases. Resp. acid stamped Alvar Aalto and signed Alvar Aalto, 3030. (2)

“Savoy”. A pair of clear glass vases. Resp. acid stamped Alvar Aalto and signed Alvar Aalto, 3030. H. 16 cm. (2)

Sep 04, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: “Savoy”. Two vases of transparent mould blown glass. Signed Alvar Aalto resp. 3030 and 2021. H. resp. 15.9 and 20.3 cm. (2)

“Savoy”. Two vases of transparent mould blown glass. Signed Alvar Aalto resp. 3030 and 2021. Made by Iittala, Finland. H. resp. 15.9 and 20.3 cm. (2)

Sep 04, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured girths. Model 406. Manufactured by Artek. (2)

A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured girths. Model 406. Manufactured by Artek. (2)

Aug 28, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: Set of eight chairs of laminated birch. Seat upholstered with grey wool. Manufactured by Artek. (8)

Set of eight chairs of laminated birch. Seat upholstered with grey wool. Model 69. Designed 1935. Manufactured by Artek. (8)

Aug 21, 2018
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THREE NESTING TABLES, NO. 88, CIRCA 1950 ALVAR AALTO (1898-1976)



Aug 16, 2018
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ALVAR AALTO; ARTEK/ SIGURD RESELL; VATNER MOBLER

Description: Three birch nesting tables and NULLFalconNULL chair, Norway, 1970s/80s Chair: stained wood, canvas, leather upholstery Unmarked Chair: 32NULL x 32NULL x 29NULL, tables: 17NULL x 16NULL dia. Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Chair: scratches and scuffs. Tables: light stains to tops. Both in good vintage condition.

Apr 07, 2017
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ALVAR AALTO

Description: Wall-hanging shelf, Finland, 1930s Birch plywood Manufacturer mark 13 1/2NULL x 31 1/2NULL x 13NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Minor seam separation in joinery, some darkening of grain, warm patina. Good original condition.

Apr 07, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Table

Description: Bent birch, white laminate., 28 x 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry: No Entry

Mar 24, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Table

Description: Bent birch, white laminate., 28 x 47 x 23 1/4 in. Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry: No Entry

Mar 24, 2017
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7558309
Alvar Aalto / Artek, 'Tank Chair'

Description: Bent plywood, recovered upholstery., 27 x 29 x 36 in. Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry: No Entry

Mar 24, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Stool

Description: Bent birch, white laminate., 28 x 14 x 13 in. Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry: No Entry

Mar 24, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Untitled (Relief)

Artek<br />Finland, c. 1955 / 1977<br />birch<br />23.25 w &times; 5.5 d &times; 29 h in (59 &times; 14 &times; 74 cm) <i>Alvar Aalto: Designer</i>, Lahti, pg. 184 This wall relief was designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1950s and issued by the Alvar Aalto Foundation in 1977, one year following Aalto&apos;s death. This work is number 8 from the edition of 10. Signed and numbered to reverse: [Alvar Aalto 8/10]. Signed with stamped manufacturer&apos;s mark to reverse: [Original Alvar Aalto Wood Rel...

Mar 23, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Untitled (Relief)

Artek<br />Finland, c. 1934 / 1977<br />birch, birch plywood<br />15.5 w &times; 3 d &times; 18 h in (39 &times; 8 &times; 46 cm) This wall relief was designed by Alvar Aalto in the mid 1930s and issued by the Alvar Aalto Foundation in 1977, one year following Aalto&apos;s death. This work is number 6 from the edition of 10. Signed and numbered to reverse: [Alvar Aalto 6/10]. Signed with stamped manufacturer&apos;s mark to reverse: [Original Alvar Aalto Wood Relief Alvar Aalto Foundation].

Mar 23, 2017
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An Alvar Aalto Painted Side Chair. Height overall 31 inches.

Description: An Alvar Aalto Painted Side Chair. Height overall 31 inches. Estimate $ 100-200 Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry No Entry: No Entry

Mar 16, 2017
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Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY, a cased glass bowl

Description: Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976) SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY a cased glass bowl Width at widest 12 1/4 inches. Estimate $ 80-120 Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry No Entry: No Entry

Jan 26, 2017
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Alvar Aalto

TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 with producer's metal label painted perforated metal, leather 15 x 15 3/4  x 13 1/2  in. (38.1 x 40 x 34.3 cm) circa 1950 produced by Valaistustyö, Finland

Dec 15, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO; IITTALA

Description: NULLSavoyNULL vase, Finland, later 20th c. Glass Signed and numbered 6NULL x 8 1/4NULL x 7 14NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Good condition. No issues noted.

Dec 03, 2016
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7901951
ALVAR AALTO

Description: Dining table, six chairs, and two stools, Finland, 1950s Birch plywood, laminate, vinyl upholstery One stool and three chairs with Finmar label Table: 30NULL x 72NULL x 38 3/4NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: All pieces show stains, dents, chips and general wear. Fair vintage condition.

Dec 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY, a cased glass bowl

Description: Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976) SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY a cased glass bowl Width at widest 12 1/4 inches Estimate $ 200-400 Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: No Entry No Entry: No Entry

Nov 15, 2016
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3242907
Alvar Aalto

O.y. Huonekalu Finland, 1933 birch plywood, lacquered wood 27¾ w x 27¼ d x 16 h in (70 x 69 x 41 cm).

Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto

O.y. Huonekalu Finland, 1936 stained birch, painted wood 35¾ w x 18 d x 22 h in (91 x 46 x 56 cm). Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark to underside: [Aalto Design Made in Finland].

Nov 02, 2016
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3242952
Alvar Aalto

Artek Finland, 1933 / c. 1950 laminated birch 35½ w x 11 d x 9¾ h in (90 x 28 x 25 cm).

Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto

Artek Finland, 1937 birch plywood, sheepskin 30 w x 34 d x 26½ h in (76 x 86 x 67 cm).

Nov 02, 2016
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3242944
Alvar Aalto

Louis Poulsen Finland / Denmark, 1952 enameled brass, brass 6 dia x 16½ h in (15 x 42 cm). Signed with decal manufacturer's label to interior of each example: [Louis Poulsen &amp; Co. a/s Made in Denmark Type 16529].

Nov 02, 2016
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3242949
Alvar Aalto

Valaistustyö Ky Finland, c. 1955 enameled brass 11 dia x 7 h in (28 x 18 cm). Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to each fixture: [A 201 Valaistustyö].

Nov 02, 2016
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3242955
Alvar Aalto

iitalia Finland, 1937 glass 10½ w x 10 d x 12 h in (27 x 25 x 30 cm). Incised signature to underside: [Alvar Aalto].

Nov 02, 2016
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3242956
Alvar Aalto

Louis Poulsen Finland / Denmark, 1952 enameled brass, brass 6 dia x 16½ h in (15 x 42 cm). Signed with decal manufacturer's label to interior of each example: [Louis Poulsen &amp; Co. a/s Made in Denmark Type 16529].

Nov 02, 2016
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3243084
Alvar Aalto

Artek Finland, 1933 / 1969/1989 laminated birch 39¼ w x 23½ d x 26¾ h in (100 x 60 x 68 cm). Set includes dining table and four dining chairs measuring: 17.25 w x 18 d x 29.5 h inches. Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark to underside of table: [Aalto Design Made in Sweden 81]. Signed with stamped manufacturer's mark to underside of each chair: [Aalto Design Artek Made in Sweden 69].

Nov 02, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO 1898-1976

ALVAR AALTO 1898-1976 'PALETTE OF THE KING', CIRCA 1955 laminated birch, laminated oak, bronze 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high; 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) wide; 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) deep stamped and engraved Alvar Aalto, Hilmer Brommels, 18.11.1956, Rakennustaiteen Seura Samfundet For Byggnaiskdnst

Oct 26, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO Wall-hanging shelf

Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)FINSVENWall-hanging shelf, Finland, 1930s Birch plywood Manufacturer mark 13 1/2NULL x 31 1/2NULL x 13NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Minor seam separation in joinery, some darkening of grain, warm patina. Good original condition.

Oct 18, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO; FINMAR Lounge chair

Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)FINMARLounge chair (no. 44), Finland, 1940s-50s Birch plywood, upholstery Unmarked 28 1/2NULL x 25 1/2NULL x 38NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Darkened dents, scratches, and some stains to frame. Light fading and stains to older reupholstery. Good vintage condition.

Oct 16, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO; ARTEK Tank chair

Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)ARTEKTank chair (no. 37/400), Finland, 1940s-50s Birch plywood, upholstery Unmarked 28NULL x 29NULL x 39NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Refinished, some light scuffs. Light stains to older reupholstery. Good vintage condition.

Oct 16, 2016
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Pair of Beech Alvar Aalto for ArtekNULLArmchair 45NULL

Description: Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976) for Artek (Finnish, 1935-), designed 1947, late 20th century. A pair of NULLArmchair 45NULL chairs, each having a sculpted and bent beechwood frame with a curved back and wrapped rattan armrests, the seat and backs upholstered in cream canvas duck. Apparently unmarked. Approximate height 31.75NULL, width 23.75NULL, seat depth 17.5NULL, seat to floor 17.5NULL. Categories: Condition: Condition report statements are provided as a courtesy to interes...

Oct 15, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO Wall-hanging shelf

Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)FINSVENWall-hanging shelf, Finland, 1930s Birch plywood Manufacturer mark 13 1/2NULL x 31 1/2NULL x 13NULL Categories: 20th Century Design Condition: Minor seam separation in joinery, some darkening of grain, warm patina. Good original condition.

Oct 15, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. VAS, &quot;Savoy&quot;, marked Alvar Aalto Iittala in 1991, numbered 4/400.

Red glass. Height 16 cm.

Oct 05, 2016
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2329704
Alvar Aalto. Table and chair, Artek, the mid-1900s.

Frame of birch. Table length 122 Width 76 Height 71 cm. The chair&#39;s seat height 43 cm.

Oct 05, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchair, licensed manufactured by Aalto Design Hedemora for Artek, 1946-56.

Birch. Curved frames, straight legs. Back and seat in plaited webbing.

Oct 04, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. TABLES, model MX800B, Artek, the 1900s ended.

Fan Feet in beech, table top in lacquered ash, size 90 x 90 cm. Height 56 ​​cm.

Oct 04, 2016
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2322580
Alvar Aalto. Chairs, 2, Model 62 and 611, Artek, 1950-1970&#39;s.

Lacquered birch, laminated birch. Model 62 with black lädeklädsel. Model 611 with gallo attire, under the seat stamped Kela.

Oct 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. TABLE. Artek, 1970s.

Hardwood veneered, holkben. Stamped Artek. Height 73 cm, diameter 127 cm. additional disc 56 cm.

Oct 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. WALL LIGHTS A pair A190. Artek.

White painted slats. Height 21 cm.

Oct 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchairs, a couple, model number 402, 1950s.

Bentwood birch. Upholstered and padded back and elasticated seat. Floral velvet upholstery. Seat height 40 cm.

Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchairs, 4 model 45, Artek, Finland.

Birch. Braided back and seat of the canvas. Rattan Dressed armlän. Seat height 43 cm.

Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Chair and stool, 1900 the second half.

Birch. Seat height 44-45 cm.

Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchairs, a couple, model 45, Artek, model designed in 1947.

Birch, black webbing. 80. Height Width 60 cm.

Oct 01, 2016
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2244738
Alvar Aalto. VAS, glass, &quot;Savoy&quot;, signed, numbered and dated Alvar Aalto 58/60, 1989.

RED. Height 16 cm.

Oct 01, 2016
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2312137
Alvar Aalto. Console table. 1940-1950&#39;s.

Lacquered birch and bentwood. Box into the boards. Stamp Marked. Width 50 cm, depth 33 cm, height 34 cm.

Sep 30, 2016
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2310812
Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto stools, 3 pieces, model E60, birch, white laminated seat, design Alvar Aalto, seat height 44 cm

Sep 29, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Desk, model 600, Artek 1940s.

Rectangular shape, two pedestals with front pull-out discs. Leatherette upholstery. Opposite side with bookshelves. Wear manufacturer&#39;s stamp. Height 182 cm, depth 85 cm, height 73 cm. Key included.

Sep 29, 2016
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2311715
Alvar Aalto. Chairs, 8 pcs, model 612, Artek, 1950s.

Frame in lacquered birch, Y-leg front. The back and seat with black imitation leather upholstery. Stackable. Width 44 cm, seat height 44 cm, total height 79 cm.

Sep 29, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Chairs, 9 pcs, model 611, 1950s.

Lacquered birch. Stackable. Width 48.5 cm, seat height 45 cm, total height 80 cm.

Sep 29, 2016
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Chairs and tables in birch Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto, tables, model 9A, chairs with white laminate seat, 4, Model 68, birch, label branded design Alvar Aalto Artek in 2010, table height about 72, a diameter of about 100 seats seat height 44 cm

Sep 29, 2016
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2305950
Alvar Aalto. Ceiling, Golden Bell.

Brass. Round with latticed decor. Height 19 cm.

Sep 28, 2016
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CONSULTANCY TABLES. Alvar Aalto, Artek.

Stopped art leather upholstery. Height 100 cm, width 53 cm, height 76 cm. With the manufacturer&#39;s stamp.

Sep 28, 2016
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Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto experimented with many different styles throughout his career, from Nordic Classicism, Functionalism, Experimentation and finally at the mature level of his career, Monumentalism. However, there was always one thing that never changed in his style: the sense of Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art). He wanted his buildings to stand as complete works of art, with every element in harmony. Therefore, he designed his buildings' interiors, complete with surfaces, furniture, lamps and glassware. This is the main reason why he started to design furniture in the 1920s, collaborating with his first wife, Aino Aalto.

While he was designing the Paimio Sanitorium, his experimentation with bent plywood created one of his most famous designs, the Paimio Chair, which was originally designed for tuberculosis patients. Comfortable, yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the chair’s frame is composed of two laminated birch loops; the seat and back are formed from a single sheet of plywood that scrolls under at the headrest and beneath the knees, creating a sort of pillow effect.

Aalto was highly innovative in his designs. He was an early adopter of the cantilever principle, which was used for bridges, for furniture design. He invented the Y-Leg and L-Leg designs. He was infatuated with wood, calling it a "form-inspiring, deeply human material". This love affair awarded him his genius in shaping the wood as if it was liquid, giving it the form and structure that created the signature Aalto look.

Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto is one of the most prominent contributors to the worldwide fame of Scandinavian Modernism. He was a humanist, whose main goal in designing buildings and furniture was to offer comfort, aesthetic and pleasure to human beings. He once said "The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people."

Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto experimented with many different styles throughout his career, from Nordic Classicism, Functionalism, Experimentation and finally at the mature level of his career, Monumentalism. However, there was always one thing that never changed in his style: the sense of Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art). He wanted his buildings to stand as complete works of art, with every element in harmony. Therefore, he designed his buildings' interiors, complete with surfaces, furniture, lamps and glassware. This is the main reason why he started to design furniture in the 1920s, collaborating with his first wife, Aino Aalto.

While he was designing the Paimio Sanitorium, his experimentation with bent plywood created one of his most famous designs, the Paimio Chair, which was originally designed for tuberculosis patients. Comfortable, yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the chair’s frame is composed of two laminated birch loops; the seat and back are formed from a single sheet of plywood that scrolls under at the headrest and beneath the knees, creating a sort of pillow effect.

Aalto was highly innovative in his designs. He was an early adopter of the cantilever principle, which was used for bridges, for furniture design. He invented the Y-Leg and L-Leg designs. He was infatuated with wood, calling it a "form-inspiring, deeply human material". This love affair awarded him his genius in shaping the wood as if it was liquid, giving it the form and structure that created the signature Aalto look.

His designs quickly became a sensation around the world and he showed in an extensive exhibition in MOMA New York, taking the U.S by storm, earning the attention of many modernist American designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, who shared Aalto's humanistic ideals. His famous designs include the Aalto Lounge Chair, the Savoy Vase (now produced by Iittala), the Beehive and Golden Bell lamps. No matter what the product is, it carries the Aalto style: simple, organic, spirited.

What is Alvar Aalto known for?

As an architect, Alvar Aalto’s works include significant building designs such as the Bell Tower of Kauhajärvi Church, Essen Opera House, and The Nordic House, among others. But as a furniture designer, he has created at least two famous masterpieces, the Paimio Chair in 1932 and the Aalto Vase in 1936. His other notable works include Armchair 406, Four-legged Stool E60, and Floor Lamp A810.

What auction houses (and galleries) have sold items from Alvar Aalto?

Galleries and auctions all over the world have collected and sold most of Aalto’s furniture pieces. The galleries that hold some of his works are Kinder Modern with his 1935 Child Set; Modernity with Armchair No. 31; Galerie Le Beau with Outdoor Wall Lamp; and Dada Studios with the Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley Model 900. Heritage Auctions, Rago, and Wright have the Two Vases, Screen Model 100 and Cantilevered Chairs Model 34/402, respectively.

What is the price range of Alvar Aalto items?

The works of this famed Finnish architect and designer are priced at around $550 for the vases, $8,000 for the trolleys, $20,000 for the lamps, and $40,000 for the armchairs. These prices indicate how relevant the works of Alvar Aalto really are. Throughout his career, Aalto has designed over 500 individual buildings. However, the things that he refers to small-scale sculptural experiments are much more than that. These are the designs that lead to innovative furniture and glassware designs.

Interesting info about the Alvar Aalto

The brilliance of Alvar Aalto, not just in architecture but also in furniture design, led to the birth of Artek, a Finnish furniture company that he founded in 1935 with his wife, Aino Aalto. They were joined by art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl and visual arts promoter Marie Gullichsen. Together, they made state-of-the-art furniture designs and glassware, which were exported to different parts of the world. One of the companies that took interest in Aalto’s stool designs, more particularly Stool E60 and High Stool, is Apple. These are stools that are used in Apple Stores across the world to serve as comfy seats for their customers.