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Alvar Aalto
  • Alvar Aalto

    To celebrate the past 80 years of Artek, introduced in a limited edition of 80 pieces an Experimental Wood Relief and the Maison Louis Carré Table.
    Alvar Aalto started experimenting with laminated bent wood in 1929. Besides giving rise to many of the technical solutions on which Aalto’s bentwood furniture is based, the experiments also resulted in wood pieces made of bent birch lamella. This piece was part of an important process of solving the technical challenges relating to his furniture developments as well as a method for Aalto to experiment with the material of wood in a playful, artistic way. Although the piece was made with the intent to show the technical methods used in the manufacture of wood products, it's also an abstract sculpture on their own. Over the years, the wood pieces went from being free material demonstrations to artistically considered compositions. The expressive wood pieces were later also used as acoustic screens in some of his concert halls and theatres, such as the auditorium in the House of Culture and the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. The pieces were also an important part of various exhibitions by Alvar Aalto, including the 1933 presentation Wood Only at Fortnum & Mason in London as well as Aalto’s first solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1938. The graceful designs express the inherent logic of the material and Aalto’s fundamental idea of the interplay between nature and technology. On the occasion of the company’s 80th anniversary, Artek introduces one of Aalto’s most elegant wood experiments in a limited edition of 80 pieces (labelled and numbered).


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    H : 89,9 cm x W : 83,6cm x D : 8,4cm

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