We love this book for two reasons:
It tells the story of Artek and the Aaltos and
their vast contribution to the world of design
Its beautiful design by renowned
graphics and book designer Irma Boom
Artek and The Aaltos: Creating A Modern World
Nina Stritzler-Levine and Timo Riekko, Editors
"[The book] contextualizes the contributions of Artek, and those of its founders, Alvar and his wife, Aino Marsio Aalto (1894–1949), providing evidence for their close professional partnership as well as critical interpretations of their major projects.
Artek is best known as the producer and distributor of Modernist bentwood furniture designed by Alvar Aalto (1898–1976). However, its mission was more complex and multifaceted, grounded in the notion that art and design could enhance everyday life."
(from the Bard Graduate Center review)
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