Founded in 1935 by husband and wife design duo Aino and Alvar Aalto, Artek was created with an aspiration to ‘promote a modern culture of living’.
Taking its name from a synthesis of ‘art’ and ‘technology’ - concepts that were central to the international modernist movement of the 1920s - its founders united the two entities and their products have since become instantly recognisable and timeless design classics.
The majority of Artek's furniture is still manufactured in Turku, Finland, where Artek has been manufacturing its products since the 1920s. The most essential material is Finnish wood, particularly birch and pine, which are processed with woodworking techniques developed by Alvar Aalto.
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