A Look at Alvar Aalto’s Muuratsalo Experimental House

To finish off the week I thought I’d highlight Alvar Aalto’s Muuratsalo Experimental House, a place that’s been on my mind for a while now. You may remember me mentioning my project for 2013 was to make a piece of furniture, well before I get to that point I’ve decided it might be worthwhile drawing chairs every night to get a feel for what I want. This will obviously involve replicating chairs that I …

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Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

I think the greatest compliment or recognition as a creative individual you can receive for your life’s work is that it outlives you and continues to inspire others after you pass. One designer that refuses to go away in this respect is Alvar Aalto, who Jackson’s are currently highlighting in a small exhibition in their Berlin wing. The classic approach to design that the Fin took has insured his work oversees generation upon generation, his work …

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Alvar Aalto Studio Outtakes by Leslie Williamson

One of the main things that keeps me constantly captivated and inspired is the small network we’ve been lucky enough to generate here. I love the idea that once we’ve shared the work of someone that isn’t always the end of the line, I like checking back and seeing how creatives works have progressed, it’s good to know people are getting the rewards and opportunities they deserve. Leslie William …

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Riola Church and Parish Centre in Italy, Alvar Aalto

You probably already know this but I’m a massive fan of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, his works never fail to inspire and impress me. Also, every time I research the man I come across new information that I’ve never seen/heard before, the Alvar Aalto architecture file is a particularly great resource to use. A website that has fantastic explanations on every build that he’s ever design …

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Wright Auction House, Furniture by Alvar Aalto

Previously I put together a post on Børge Mogensen and his furniture, in-particular the pieces that have been showed at the Wright auction house based in Chicago, Illinois. This article follows the same line today but on a different creative, this time Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. I’ve had a whale of a time over the last few months just drifting back and forward from the Wright website where they beautifully present these master …

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Maison Louis Carré by Alvar Aalto

Today I thought I’d bring over this imagery that I found last night thanks to my random perusing, it always leads me into good spots around the web. Usually I start with a designer of some sort, this time Alvar Aalto, and I head out with the intention to learn something new and end up finding an abundance of great imagery that I can showcase here as well. Luckily it comes with a great story, such as this post which is …

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Alvar Aalto Vases

I’ve become quite spontaneous with my posts here on the site, I used to use this space as a place to showcase random bits and bobs with no direct meaning but as time’s passed my taste has become much for refined and the direction of this website has become a lot clearer. I guess I want to offer something different to everything else out there and to ultimately have our own flavour and taste. Something I think …

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Alvar Aalto: In the Master’s Home

You may have seen me mention Alvar Aalto before, whether it be here or on my personal website, and over the weekend Nowness created this fantastic feature showcasing photography of the interior and exterior of the Alvar Aalto house in Helsinki, Finland. Alvar was a Finnish architect and designer, and was probably the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century. Not only did he design buildings, he …

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Mies, Aalto and Le Corbusier Interiors Photographed by Mary Gaudin

New Zealand born photographer Mary Gaudin has been impressing me lately with a selection of photography over on her portfolio website, particularly a section of it which documents a variety of architects homes and builds. Three of my favourites feature here, Alvar Aalto, his home and and office in Helsinki, Mies van der Rohe, The Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, and Le Corbusier …

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Product Imagery from Iittala for 2013

A few of my favourite things in the office include some Iittala vases and bowls, first designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936. You all know I have quite the fascination with his work, particularly his furniture and architecture, but also the versatile objects that he designed over his career. If you don’t own at least one of these I’d highly recommend purchasing some as they’re cheap in relative terms, and you’ll have an item that you can cherish for years to …

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Architecture by Alberto Campo Baeza

Today I found some much needed architecture inspiration, it’s been a little while and I’ve been that way inclined for some time. In fact, as I’m not a trained architect myself I often learn things through general research, films, and other informative material on the subject. My bookshelf is stacked full of publications on famous architects and architecture, from the likes of Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, even a newer generation like Norman …

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