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Alvar Aalto

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Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (pronounced [ˈhuɡo ˈɑlʋɑr ˈhenrik ˈɑːlto]; 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. He never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture." Aalto's early career ran in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the 20th century. Many of his clients were industrialists, among them 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. Typical for his entire career is a concern for design as a Gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art, in which he – together with his first wife Aino Aalto – would design the building, and give special treatment to the interior surfaces, furniture, lamps 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 him to receiving patents for various manufacturing processes, such as bent wood. As a designer he is celebrated as the inventor of bent plywood furniture. The Alvar Aalto Museum, designed by Aalto himself, is located in what is regarded as his home city Jyväskylä.
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Alvar Aalto Museum

Alvar Aalto Museum

Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland

  • Desc: The Alvar Aalto Museum is a Finnish museum operating in two cities, Jyväskylä and Helsinki, in two locations each. All four locations are open to the public. They are:
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvar_Aalto_Museum
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Organization, Museum, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 598.96
Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

Finnish architect

  • Desc: Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvar_Aalto
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 427.71

Alvar Aalto Foundation

Nonprofit organization

  • Type: Thing, Organization
  • Result Score: 175.07

Alvar Aalto Medal


  • Desc: The Alvar Aalto Medal was established in 1967 by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Finnish Association of Architects, and the Finnish Architectural Society.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvar_Aalto_Medal
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 156.89

Alvar Aalto

Book by Alvar Aalto

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 30.67

Alvar Aalto

Book by Göran Schildt

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 24.00
Studio Aalto

Studio Aalto

Office in Helsinki, Finland

  • Desc: The Studio Aalto is a house in the Tiilimäki neighbourhood of Munkkiniemi, Helsinki, which Alvar Aalto designed during 1955–56 to be the studio of his architect bureau. Due to a large number of commissions, the office needed more space in which to work. The studio is said to be one of his best buildings from the 1950s. Near the studio there is also Villa Aalto, the home of the Aaltos.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_Aalto
  • Type: CivicStructure, TouristAttraction, Museum, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 15.34

The Alvar Aalto guide

Book by Michael Trencher

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 12.00

Viipuri Library by Alvar Aalto

Book by Michael Spens

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 12.00

Eeli Aalto

Visual artist

  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 9.41
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