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Alvar Aalto: Finland’s most famous designer

Alvar Aalto: Finland’s most famous designer

Vyborg Library with furniture all designed by Alvar Aalto. Photo by Ninara via Flickr Finnish architect Alvar  Aalto was a well-known modernist whose style was

Architects

Out of Aalto’s shadow: The country where modernism still thrives

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

Features

Designing Finland

  For a young nation, Finland has a rich design history – not just its humane modernism but also the wild primitivism of the postwar

Features

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

Features

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

Review

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

Review

Archiwindow by Federico Babina

Le Corbusier, Zaha Hadid and Oscar Niemeyer are among the architects featured as silhouettes in the graphic designer’s latest illustrations Graphic designer and architect Federico Babina’s

GALLERY

Seinäjoki Library by JKMM

In 1926, a young Alvar Aalto, still flirting with the ideals of classicism, designed the staff building for the volunteer militia in the town of

News

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Architects

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Patricia Urquiola reveals her early inspirations, latest work with Flos and what excites her about a new project

Aritco hosts Third Age panel discussion at Design London

Marco Oggian’s bold aesthetic graces the cover of ICON’s autumn issue

ICON 209 : Autumn 2022

5 unmissable exhibitions and installations at Design London 2022

Evelina Kroon draws on retro graphic patterns from the 60s for her latest work with Aritco

Sabine Marcelis, Lee Broom and more join Discussions at Design London

Design London returns to London Design Festival this September

Thailand’s BCG Heroes Showcase at Design London 2022


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