Designer: Alvar Aalto

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Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity, and Geopolitics

September 29th, 2010

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen provides a new and insightful look into the mind and architecture of Alvar Aalto. While being one of the most celebrated mid-century Modern architects, it seems little was known about his intent or inspiration until now.

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Artek 401 Armchair by Alvar Aalto

May 1st, 2010

Evolved from his design of the Paimio sanatorium in Finland, these Aalto chairs have quite an interesting history.

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In the eye of the beholder

July 2nd, 2011

cringe-worthy treatment of the vintage Aalto Chair 69 that is, to some, heartwarming and more priceless than the chair itself

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MY PARADISE & the invisible element of place

July 12th, 2010

American Swedish Institute, Wednesday June 14th 7:00pm, ongoing exhibit through October 10th 2010

Don’t miss this gem of an exhibition at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. A combined display of a show traveling all the way from Finland, titled ‘A Hundred Years of Finnish Architects Summer Homes’, architectural photos and scale models, plus featured work by Minnesota’s own Finnish Architect superhero David Salmela.

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Poul Henningsen

October 13th, 2010

The man behind the legendary lamp and the influence you may not have known he had.

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The Lines We Draw

May 12th, 2011

I had been struggling for a topic this week, but there have been a few seemingly unrelated thoughts that have been flittering […]

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