trolley Alvar Aalto
Designer: Alvar Aalto
Producer: Horgen-Glarus for Wohnbedarf
Condition: very good condition.
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Price: 5750.- CHF
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (3. Februar 1898 in Kuortane, Finnland; 11. Mai 1976 in Helsinki, Finnland), war ein finnischer Architekt, Stadtplaner und Möbeldesigner. Er wurde durch seine besonderen Konzeptionen im Bereich des organischen Bauens bekannt und wird in vielen nordischen Ländern als „Vater des Modernismus“ sowie als Pionier der finnischen Architektur angesehen. Für seine Möbelentwürfe nutzte Aalto hauptsächlich Holz, künstliche Materialien wie Stahlrohr lehnte er im Gegensatz zu anderen Designern seiner Zeit ab. Auch Textilien und Glaswaren entwarf er, ein populäres Designerstück ist die Aalto-Vase. Die Aalto-Universität in Helsinki trägt seit 2010 seinen Namen.
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings, though he never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture. Aalto's early career runs in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the twentieth century and many of his clients were industrialists; among these were the Ahlström-Gullichsen family.The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the 1930s to a more organic modernist style from the 1940s onwards. What is typical for his entire career, however, is a concern for design as a Gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art; whereby he – together with his first wife Aino Aalto – would design not just the building, but give special treatments to the interior surfaces and design furniture, lamps, and furnishings and glassware. His furniture designs are considered Scandinavian Modern, in the sense of a concern for materials, especially wood, and simplification but also technical experimentation, which led to him receiving patents for various manufacturing processes, such as bent wood.The Alvar Aalto Museum, designed by Aalto himself, is located in what is regarded as his home city Jyväskylä.