Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Inspiration: Alvar Aalto's Chairs

Alvar Aalto is one of the greatest architects and designers of all time. He is well known and quite popular these  days. Mainly for his wood work with Finnish birch and his bending techniques. His designs are unique and  in the same time easy to understand, comfortable, modern but cosy. 

He was born Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February 3, 1898 - May 11, 1976) in Kuortane, Finland. Primarily  noted for his humanistic approach to modernism. An art style which is far from humane. He studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology from 1916 to 1921. Married another architect. But today I will not talk about his architecture, but for his stools and chairs. 

Enjoy his work as I find it quite inspiring! 

The last one is the vase he presented to the EXPO in Paris in 1937 which is still one of the most loved glass objects. I had the opportunity to see one, a replica in light blue. It was magnificent indeed.

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