The Aalto House

Stool 60, Alvar Aalto 1933. The stools were used as additional seating in the lecture

Sketches of different lamps.

Different lamps in an exhibition at Artek in the Rautatalo office building

Light fitting A 335A designed by Aalto has been manufactured in different colours

This lamp is nicknamed Beehive. Even when switched off, this fitting is a decorative and sculptural object. Designed in 1953, it was made in two sizes.

Alvar Aalto’s win in the Karhula-Iittala glassware design competition in 1936 led to the birth of the world-famous Savoy vase

Aalto glass, 1937. Soon after Artek had started up in 1937, the Aalto glass vases and dishes began to be known as ‘Paris glass’, after the city where they made their debut

The vase became known as the ‘Savoy vase’

Armchair 41 is known as the Paimio chair, after the Western Finnish tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio (1929-33)

Stool 60, Alvar Aalto 1933. The stools were used as additional seating in the lecture