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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.

Johanna Gullichsen: "I have no intention of letting it go just yet."

Johanna Gullichsen: "I have no intention of letting it go just yet."

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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, Johanna Gullichsen wonders about the origins of a family heirloom.

Something Fantastic: "To us, it's a chair in the making."

Something Fantastic: "To us, it's a chair in the making."

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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, Something Fantastic shared their view on an unfinished piece of furniture.

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

Linda Bergroth: “My love affair with rescue chairs is still going strong.”

Linda Bergroth: “My love affair with rescue chairs is still going strong.”

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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, Linda Bergroth sent us a story about a lucky find.

Buy Now Keep Forever

Buy Now Keep Forever

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Thanks to a unique palette of materials, Artek products become more beautiful over time.

Nobuyuki Hamada: "I can feel the former owner's excitement."

Nobuyuki Hamada: "I can feel the former owner's excitement."

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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, Nobuyuki Hamada sent us a letter.

Felix Burrichter: "An Artek-TikTok love letter."

Felix Burrichter: "An Artek-TikTok love letter."

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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, Felix Burrichter sent us a TikTok-like video.

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.

Modernism Transformed

Modernism Transformed

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Alvar Aalto’s tuberculosis hospital in Paimio was acclaimed as the epitome of functionalism, yet unleashed a new humanism in design.

A fresh look for the Restaurant Savoy

A fresh look for the Restaurant Savoy

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Designer Ilse Crawford breathes new life into a Helsinki icon

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