Artek Helsinki

Artek Helsinki

Eteläesplanadi 18
FIN-00130 Helsinki
Open: Mon-Fri 10-19 Sat 10-16
Tel: +358 (0)10 617 3480
Fax: +358 (0)10 617 3481
Email: Contact Store

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.


Artek furnishes the Hotel Manta of Helsinki

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).

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Union of Ergonomics and Art - 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.

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Artek and Vitra: a partnership built on affinity

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.

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Artek 2nd Cycle Café at PLY unestablished furniture, Hamburg/ 5 – 19 October 2013

5 – 19 October 2013 


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Artek Today exhibition at Skandium - London Design Festival 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.

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Artek at Habitare

Artek participates in the Habitare fair in Helsinki in two fabulous stands. Debuted at the Milan Furniture Fair, Ilmari Tapiovaara’s cheerfully light Lukki, the metal-frame furniture by Alvar and Aino Aalto, and Tapio Wirkkala’s iconic TW003 pendant are now launched on the Finnish market along with familiar design classics. The relaunch of design icons that have proved to be successful through the decades is a powerful message from Artek on the importance of genuine and sustainable design.

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Stool 60 turns venerable 80-years!

The iconic Stool 60, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933, turns a venerable 80 this year. Stool 60 is Artek’s best selling product and one of the most famous design classics of all time internationally. Stool 60 represents a crystallization of the values of Artek concerning the importance of technology, art and ethics. 

For the anniversary Artek has released many colourful special editions for Stool 60. These are available throughout the year 2013.

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Awarded Lento

The Lento Lounge easy chair has received the 2012 GOOD DESIGN™ Award and the Interior Innovation Award – Winner
2013. GOOD DESIGN™ is the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Award program, organized
annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for
Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The Interior Innovation Award is granted by the German Design Council on
the occasion of the imm cologne fair.

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.

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Artek opens its new European headquarters

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.

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Archizines exhibition opening in Artek Helsinki

Artek opens the Archizines exhibition in cooperation with do you read me?! Helsinki Satellite. Archizines celebrates the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing around the world. The touring exhibition curated by Elias Redstone and initiated in collaboration with the Architectural Association, features 80 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over twenty countries that provide an alternative to the established architectural press. Edited by architects, artists and students, these publications provide new platforms for commentary, criticism and research into the spaces we inhabit and the practice of architecture. They make an important and often radical addition to architectural discourse and demonstrate a residual love for print matter in the digital age.

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Versatile Artek at Habitare furniture fair

Putting Artek’s values into practice

Artek’s presence at the Habitare Furniture Fair is more diverse and broader than ever before. In addition to its own stand, Artek has partnered in the exhibition architecture of the Ahead! design area and in the Timeline special exhibition. Artek stand 7h31.

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Artek Dialogues #7, Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012, Stockmann, Argos Hall

Saturday, 8 September
Mirkku Kullberg and Eero Aarnio
at 1pm / Eero Aarnio – Trailblazer
at 2:30pm / Eero Aarnio – International Designer

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Artek abc Collection

Small and Significant 

Artek will present the first objects of its new abc Collection at the Maison&Objet fair in Paris in September. The abc Collection consists small objects that integrate naturally into the rest of Artek’s furniture collection. The title is a reference to the alphabet of living: the products serve the small needs of daily life and please the eye, bringing joy to the everyday. The objects in the abc Collection are functional and beautiful that all have their own place. The collection makes available unexpected, different and unique objects as a tribute to small production and art and crafts.

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Homage to Stool 60 on its 80th anniversary

Anniversary Year Opens in Argos Hall at Stockmann 

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Stool 60 turns a venerable 80 next year. Stool 60 is the number one seller of Artek products and one of the most famous design products of the world. Artek will celebrate the birthday of the classic in advance at the Argos Hall in the Stockmann department store from 31 August to 16 September. In tribute to the anniversary, the internationally acclaimed artist duo Grönlund-Nisunen have created a massive installation, Stool 60 Composition, right in the middle of the hall.

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do you read me?! Helsinki Satellite

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.

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Helsinki Design Open


Helsinki Design Open Rautatalo presents contemporary Finnish design in a gallery and concept store setting.  

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Late Night Shopping August 9th 6-9 p.m.


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?

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Dialogue no. 4 - New and Old Knoll Relationships

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.

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Vitra Exhibition at Artek

An extensive Vitra exhibition opens at Artek Helsinki store.

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