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 British market is very special for Artek. The iconic Stool 60, now celebrating it’s 80th anniversary, was first introduced to an international public at the exhibition ‘Wood Only’ at Fortnum & Mason in 1933. The exhibition served as a springboard for the international success of Alvar Aalto’s furniture. The company Artek was founded (1935, meaning Art and Design) by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Artek is one of the internationally most well known design companies in the world, with a strategy that combines sustainable design values within a space in a multi-disciplinary field, embracing architecture, art and design. Artek’s aim is to create an ever broader concept for its collections in which the products by Alvar and Aino Aalto are now complemented by the furniture of Ilmari Tapiovaara.
WIN A STOOL 60
To celebrate the Iconic Stool 60’s 80th anniversary we’re offering you a chance to win a Stool60. To be in with a chance all you need to do is pick up an Artek postcard in store and design your ideal Stool. Get creative in store at our entries station or post your design back to us. Entries will be judged by Artek and Skandium’s creative teams. There are 3 beautiful stools up for grabs. Postcards will be available from the 1st of September. Entries no later than Sunday 22nd September.
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86 Marylebone High Street
London W1U 4QS
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 - 18:30
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Saturday 10:00 - 18.30
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00