Art and Technology since 1935

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Artek was founded in 1935 in Helsinki by the young idealists Aino and Alvar Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl to “sell furniture and promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.”

How we make things

How we make things

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Combining modern production methods with expert handcraftsmanship, Artek furniture is manufactured in keeping with the original vision of Alvar Aalto.

Artek 2nd Cycle

Artek 2nd Cycle

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Artek 2nd Cycle collects and sells preloved Aalto furniture, searching out well-worn items from flea markets and old factories, schools and shipyards.

Designers

Artek Designers

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From Nordic masters to contemporary international designers, those who contribute to the Artek collection embody the company's radical spirit.

Where to buy

Where to buy

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Artek has a flagship store and three satellite stores, in addition to a network of home and contract dealers around the world.