• Alvar Aalto – Second Nature(in Tokyo)

    Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is an iconic Finnish architect whose designs range from private houses to public buildings, and include such works as Villa Mairea, Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Paimio, and Viipuri (Vyborg) Library. He was meticulous about detail and, in addition to the architecture, would design the furniture and other furnishings, right down to wall tiles and doorknobs. The product designs he worked on, which include armchairs, stools, lights and streamlined glassware, are now so well-known around the world that one could say that they are a symbol of Finnish design. Aalto’s works are grounded in humanism, in the wish to enrich people’s lives, and he also incorporated the organic forms

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