A string of publicly engaged projects, including the revamp of Helsinki's Glass Palace, show how Finnish architects still embrace the humane modernist values of the nation's undisputed master

Published in Features
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 10:02

Designing Finland

Finland has a rich design history, from modernism to expression and back. Is it time for a new voice to emerge?

Published in Features
Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00

Iittala: Fluid, liquid and alive

Finnish glassmaker Iittala is renowned for producing works by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala and, most recently, the Bouroullecs. But it is the factory workers, performing one of the most intuitive crafts in the world, who bring their designs to life

Published in Features
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:00

Postmodernism in Finland

In the land of modernism, PoMo was always going to be on the margins – but that made it all the more unsettling, says Crystal Bennes of an exhibition in Helsinki that ends on Sunday

Published in Review
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:58

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature

A superb exhibition in Weil am Rhein dispels the myth of Aalto as a Finnish romantic. His was a modernism without borders, writes Tim Abrahams

Published in Review
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:17

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer's latest illustrations

Published in GALLERY
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:53

Alvar Aalto

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
27 September 2014 – 1 March 2015

Published in Diary

Pitzhanger Manor, London
4 July 2014 – 24 August 2014

Published in Diary
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:42

Seinäjoki Library by JKMM

Helsinki architect JKMM’s copper-clad extension to Alvar Aalto’s 1967 library is a bold attempt to move on from the golden age of Finnish design.

Published in News
The Finnish master's work is always a joy, but his interpreter feels more like an interloper
Published in ICON 047 | May 2007