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Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921 Alvar Aalto got the Diploma of Architecture at the Helsinki Institute of Technology and his career as an architect started. One of the most important works he was commissioned was the planning of …

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Artek reintroduces Tapio Wirkkala’s glass lampshades

Artek is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala’s birth by re-releasing a set of glass lampshades he created in the 1960s.A leading figure of the post-war design movement in Finland, Wirkkala’s range of work included glassware, jewellery, sculpture and furniture, and encompassed everyday objects such as stoves, …

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