Artek HelsinkiEteläesplanadi 18
Open: Mon-Fri 10-19 Mon 15.9. 10-16.30 Sat 10-16
Tel: +358 (0)10 617 3480
Fax: +358 (0)10 617 3481
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The flagship store of Artek is located in the Esplanadi Park, Helsinki. The Esplanadi store is a beautiful platform for Artek’s products. Varying exhibitions from the fields of art to industrial design are often displayed in the store.
Hotel Manta of Helsinki is an art project of japanese artist Tatzu Nishi. The pop up hotel room is open for public from 15 August to 12 October 2014 between 11.30 am and 5.30 pm (entrance fee 3e).
ARTEK AT IMM COLOGNE 2014
Artek will kick off 2014 with the 50th anniversary of the Karuselli lounge chair, a new addition to the Artek product range. Designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro in 1964, Karuselli will be relaunched as part of the Artek range at the imm cologne fair in January. From the archives of Alvar Aalto, Artek will reintroduce the side tables 907B and 915, both designed in the beginning of 1930s. The Lukki series by Ilmari Tapiovaara and the award-winning TW003 lamp by Tapio Wirkkala will also be introduced to the German market for the first time. The Rocket and Baby Rocket stools by Eero Aarnio and Tapiovaara’s Lukki and Mademoiselle will be presented in fresh new colour editions.
In addition to the stand, the Café Lounge in Hall 3.2 | F048 will be fully equipped with Artek furniture. The products range from the 2nd Cycle collection of Alvar Aalto tables and chairs, to Harri Koskinen’s lightweight furniture in the lounge area, all lit up by the classic Aalto and Tapio Wirkkala pendants and floor lamps.
On September 6, 2013 Vitra acquired the Finnish company Artek.
A renowned design company founded in 1935 in Finland by architect Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino, art promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl, Artek was built upon the radical business plan to “sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” Artek has become one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto.
ARTEK 2ND CYCLE POP-UP CAFÉ AT PLY, HAMBURG 5 – 19 October 2013
Alvar Aalto’s furniture was introduced to the UK through an exhibition at Fortnum & Mason in 1933. Reflecting on the success of the exhibition, Skandium now presents ARTEK TODAY, an exhibition at our Marylebone store, inspiring contemporary living with these classic pieces.
The Lento Lounge easy chair has received the 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ Award and the Interior Innovation Award – Winner2013. GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Award program, organizedannually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre forArchitecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Interior Innovation Award is granted by the German Design Council onthe occasion of the imm cologne fair.
A Mondial Home in Berlin
Artek Deutschland GmbH has found a new home in the German capital of Berlin. Nestled in the heart of Europe, the impressive Mondial Home sends a clear signal that Artek is headed in the direction of the broader European market.
Cult bookshop opens at Artek Store in Helsinki
The Berlin-based do you read me?! bookshop will open a satellite store at the Artek flagship store on the Esplanade in Helsinki on the Night of the Arts. The new store represents a continuation of a collaboration that began a year ago, and will present a carefully curated selection of publications for the entire autumn season. The do you read me?! Reading Room will host book presentations and lectures as well as book releases.
WELCOME TO HELSINKI DESIGN OPEN 15.-18.8.2012
Helsinki Design Open Rautatalo presents contemporary Finnish design in a gallery and concept store setting.
COLOR YOUR OWN AALTO STOOL
Alvar Aalto's stool 60 will turn eighty years next year. Over the decades it has been seen in numerous different finishes. This iconic stool has already been sold in millions globally. How would YOU like to color the stool?
Benjamin A. Pardo (Executive Vice President - Design, Knoll) & Ville Kokkonen (Design Director - Artek) discuss Knoll´s history, legacy and relationships from the 1930s until today.