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Artek

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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.

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

"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.

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

"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

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

“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.

"I can feel the former owner's excitement."

"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.

"An Artek-TikTok love letter."

"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.

"My favourite Aalto chair - now also Aalto’s favourite."

"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

Discover Artek's most iconic products