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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A is for a Modern Designer

One of the most influential modern designers was a Finnish architect by the name of Alvar Aalto.  Often thought of as the "Father of Modernism", his media included architecture textiles, glassware, and furniture.
A brief bio of Alvar Aalto can be found at Famous Architects.

You are probably familiar with many of his furniture pieces, even if you don't consider yourself a modern design aficionado. Many of his pieces are classics, and still in production today.

Alvar Aalto Armchair, image source and additional info

 Lounge Chair 43 by Alvar Aalto is still in production by Artek.

 Aalto's Lounge Chair has proven to be a timeless classic of modern design.

A few more Alvar Aalto classics.

 The iconic Savoy vase -- it's not just for flowers anymore!

Aalto and his wife were very comfortable juxtaposing rustic pieces with streamlined, modern pieces.  Their home, shown above, courtesy Apartment Therapy.

I hope you've enjoyed this brief tour into the designs of Alvar Aalto!  This post is being linked to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.