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Built to Last: The Aesthetics of Utility

Built to Last: The Aesthetics of Utility

At a display of the beautiful patched boro textiles of northern Japan, shown at Stockholm’s Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, visitors are invited to stitch their own cloth, creating beguiling decorative patterns...

Blending the past and present

Blending the past and present

An embodiment of thoughtful contrasts, the Rope Chair designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec makes a public debut in the Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, a newly opened museum in Paris by French art collector...

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

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

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.

The Elemental Simplicity of Rope

The Elemental Simplicity of Rope

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

Elegance Updated

Elegance Updated

The Savoy opened in Helsinki on June 3rd, 1937. Eighty years later, the elegant restaurant with a view over Helsinki’s rooftops is still home to Alvar Aalto’s iconic Pendant Light A330S, relaunched in an updated...

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