Artek

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W.W. Artek - Celebrating Wood Wood's 20th anniversary

W.W. Artek - Celebrating Wood Wood's 20th anniversary

WOOD WOOD co-founder Brian SS Jensen added a dimension of colour to the iconic Stool 60 without compromising the wood's beautiful natural grain. After experimenting with several linseed oil-based stains on untreated...

Connecting Craft in Wood and Clay

Connecting Craft in Wood and Clay

Artek and Heath Ceramics have come together once again to produce a collection of furniture that embodies their values and showcases their creative chemistry. Founded an ocean apart more than 70 years ago, both...

The Artek Lighting Guide

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Practical tips and tricks to help you choose the appropriate luminaire and position it thoughtfully.

Wooden Conversations

Wooden Conversations

The award-winning Domus Chair was designed in 1946 by Finnish designer and interior architect Ilmari Tapiovaara for the student housing complex Domus Academica in Helsinki. The original chair was made in wood – the...

The Compact Home Office

The Compact Home Office

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The Compact Home Office tool is available here.

Re-Webbing Guide

Re-Webbing Guide

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After several years of use, webbing may lose its tension upon which it needs to be replaced. Since Artek’s furniture is designed with longevity in mind, the webbing can easily be renewed, ensuring that the product...

Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance

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This guide will help you care for your Artek furniture. By following our instructions, you’ll keep your beloved items in good condition and assure them a long life.

Maharam Stool 60 edition

Maharam Stool 60 edition

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The Maharam Edition Artek Stool 60 pairs twenty Maharam textiles with Alvar Aalto`s design from 1933.

TEN: 10 years, 10 stories, 10 products

TEN: 10 years, 10 stories, 10 products

In October 2021, the Artek 2nd Cycle store celebrated its tenth anniversary with an exhibition instore and online, showcasing a curated selection of ten pre-loved designs that embody its mission in different ways. Ranging from rare finds to everyday objects, each one has its own individual story.

From the Pacific to the Baltic: an Artek + Heath collaboration

From the Pacific to the Baltic: an Artek + Heath collaboration

Artek and Heath continue their creative union with a limited-edition, custom Stool 60 Nesting Set designed as part of Heath’s 2021 Summer Seasonal Collection. This time, Heath reimagined Artek’s Stool 60 in...

Artek and the ICA present artist customisation by Fischli/Weiss

Peter Fischli & David Weiss’s 21 Questions (2021) is the second in an ongoing series of artist customisations between London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the ICA, and Artek, featuring Stool 60 designed by...

Built to Last: The Aesthetics of Utility

Built to Last: The Aesthetics of Utility

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Inspired by Sweden and Finland’s shared design heritage, the Atelier collection pays tribute to the lasting beauty of everyday objects

Blending the past and present

Blending the past and present

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A concrete cylinder, nested into the historic rotunda of Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, serves as a living dialogue between old and new.

Artek wins first ever German Sustainability Award for Design

Artek wins first ever German Sustainability Award for Design

Artek is proud to announce that Stool 60 won the first-ever German Sustainability Award for Design in the category Icons. Working in cooperation with the German federal government and civil society partners, the...

Petter Eklund: “The chair began to whisper to me”

Petter Eklund: “The chair began to whisper to me”

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Petter Eklund is a freelance writer in the fields of design, handicrafts, architecture, and art. He has a background in songwriting and is an original member of the Swedish pop group Webstrarna. His publishing debut...

A hook for all seasons

A hook for all seasons

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Garden as a Room

Garden as a Room

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Commissioned to create the artwork for a poster marking Artek’s 85th birthday , Karoliina Hellberg gravitated towards the Aalto House in Munkkiniemi, a calm neighbourhood north of Helsinki’s city center.

The quest for a universal wooden chair

The quest for a universal wooden chair

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Pekka Korvenmaa is a writer, art and design historian and former Professor of Design and Culture at the Aalto University. An expert on the work of Ilmari Tapiovaara, Korvenmaa has written two books about the designer and his work has been translated into multiple languages. Over a long and varied career, he has contributed to forming the design and innovation policy in Finland.

The Elemental Simplicity of Rope

The Elemental Simplicity of Rope

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An age-old material finds ingenious employment in the French duo’s latest collaboration with Artek

Tung Chiang: "My favourite Aalto chair - now also Aalto’s favourite."

Tung Chiang: "My favourite Aalto chair - now also Aalto’s favourite."

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We asked our friends and collaborators to share a story about their favourite Artek piece and tell us why it brings them joy. In response, Tung Chiang sent us a letter.

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