Designer | Vitra Design Museum
The architectural critic Sigfried Giedion called him the “Magus of the North”: Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is the best-known Finnish architect of his generation and a chief proponent of a different, more human modernism. His buildings such as the Paimio Sanatorium (1933), the legendary Villa Mairea (1939) and the church of the Three Crosses in Vuoksenniska (1958) embody a masterful interplay of organic volumes, forms and materials. From door handles and lighting fixtures to built-in furniture, Aalto frequently designed complete interiors down to the smallest detail. With his plywood chairs, the master builder additionally became one of the most significant designers of the twentieth century. His Savoy Vase represents the quintessential qualities of Finnish and organic design.
Finishes: Hardcover, 672 pages, ca. 500 mainly coloured illustrations
Dimensions: 235L x 165Hmm
Warranty: 2 years