Artek 2nd Cycle

Artek 2nd Cycle

Pieni Roobertinkatu 4-6
FIN-00130 Helsinki
Open: Thu-Fri 11-18, Sat 11-15 Open by appointment.
Tel: +358 10 617 3467
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The concept of Artek 2nd Cycle is a solid statement for classic design. Designed by architect Niko Tiula, Artek 2nd Cycle store with its 600+ square metres is an internationally significant event and a unique business concept. The products on sale include items by such classic designers as Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Yrjö Kukkapuro, Arne Jakobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, not only furniture but also lamps, carpets, ceramics, tableware and fine art prints. 

Timeless design is not a matter of faith alone. Artek 2nd Cycle is proof of conviction. Whether you buy a new product or an old one, you will be building a future 2nd Cycle collection!

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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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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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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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Helsinki Design Open


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

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