Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto
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Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Alvar Hugo Henrik Aalto (February 3, 1898 – May 11, 1976) is an architect, but also a draftsman, a planner and a designer, born in Kuortane, Finland.
Sensitive to the decorative arts, he has developed many architectural projects and curved furniture.
A follower of functionalism and organic architecture, his wooden and brick buildings fit perfectly into the landscape, buildings in which are installed furniture created by the designer himself.

Its laminated and curved wooden seats will enter the history of design. Thus, this brilliant architect-designer left his mark in our landscapes and our interiors.

Here are some examples of his work:

Sanatorium of Paimio

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Library of Vyborg in Russia

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Essen Opera House in Germany

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Finlandia Palace in Helsinki

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Louis Carré House in Bazoches-sur-Guyonne

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Furniture and lighting of the Louis Carré House

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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The Savoy vase presented in the Finnish Pavilion at the 1937 World Fair in Paris

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Stackable Stools in L (1931)

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Paimio armchair

Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto

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Portrait in brief: The humanist designer Alvar Aalto


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