About this designer: Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto began designing furnishings as early as the 1920's. They were a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking. To Aalto, a piece of furniture was not simply an isolated object in space. He was a comprehensive artist in the architectural and design fields who focused his attention on even the smallest of details. Artek was established in 1935 to market his furniture, lamps and fabrics. A long tradition as a manufacturer of outstanding articles for daily use has made Artek an internationally known and recognised quality design brand. Aalto's beautiful and functional furniture is still very popular around the world in spite of changing styles. His most important designs include the 60 stool, 44 armchair, the 41 Paimio armchair and the Aalto vase. Aram Store stocks a wide range of Aalto’s designs.
About this brand: iittala
iittala is about timeless Scandinavian design, both in tableware and in interior items. Their designers and craftsmen create objects that are designed to be forever useful and adaptable to the moment with a special cachet and great style. iittala products are unique, each having their own stories and meaning. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression.