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Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto is one of the most prominent contributors to the worldwide fame of Scandinavian Modernism. He was a humanist, whose main goal in designing buildings and furniture was to offer comfort, aesthetic and pleasure to human beings. He once said "The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people."

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Alvar Aalto: “Golden Bell”. A pair of brass pendants, inside with white lacquer. Model A 330. Manufactured by Artek. Diam. 17 cm. (2)
“Golden Bell”. A pair of brass pendants, inside with white paint. Model A 330. Manufactured by Ar...
Sep 18, 2018
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Alvar Aalto convertible sofa, model 63
Heteka Oy or Wohnbedarf AG<br />Finland, 1930<br />chrome-plated steel, upholstery, lacquered woo...
Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto coat rack
Artek<br />Finland, c. 1950<br />birch, aluminum<br />39.25 w &times; 12 d &times; 11 h in (100 &...
Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto table
Artek<br />Finland, c. 1935<br />birch, linoleum<br />30 w &times; 30 d &times; 28 h in (76 &time...
Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto Savoy vases, set of two
iittala<br />Finland, 1937 / c. 1960<br />glass<br />12 w &times; 11 d &times; 11.25 h in (30 &ti...
Sep 13, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured girths. Model 406. Manufactured by Artek. (2)
A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured gi...
Sep 11, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: “Savoy”. A pair of clear glass vases. Resp. acid stamped Alvar Aalto and signed Alvar Aalto, 3030. (2)
“Savoy”. A pair of clear glass vases. Resp. acid stamped Alvar Aalto and signed Alvar Aalto, 3030...
Sep 04, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: “Savoy”. Two vases of transparent mould blown glass. Signed Alvar Aalto resp. 3030 and 2021. H. resp. 15.9 and 20.3 cm. (2)
“Savoy”. Two vases of transparent mould blown glass. Signed Alvar Aalto resp. 3030 and 2021. Made...
Sep 04, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured girths. Model 406. Manufactured by Artek. (2)
A pair of cantilever chairs of moulded birch. Seat and back stretched with woven sand coloured gi...
Aug 28, 2018
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Alvar Aalto: Set of eight chairs of laminated birch. Seat upholstered with grey wool. Manufactured by Artek. (8)
Set of eight chairs of laminated birch. Seat upholstered with grey wool. Model 69. Designed 1935....
Aug 21, 2018
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THREE NESTING TABLES, NO. 88, CIRCA 1950 ALVAR AALTO (1898-1976)
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ALVAR AALTO; ARTEK/ SIGURD RESELL; VATNER MOBLER
Description: Three birch nesting tables and NULLFalconNULL chair, Norway, 1970s/80s Chair: staine...
Apr 07, 2017
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ALVAR AALTO
Description: Wall-hanging shelf, Finland, 1930s Birch plywood Manufacturer mark 13 1/2NULL x 31 1...
Apr 07, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Table
Description: Bent birch, white laminate., 28 x 47 x 23 1/4 in. Categories: 20th Century Design Co...
Mar 24, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Table
Description: Bent birch, white laminate., 28 x 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Categories: 20th Century Desig...
Mar 24, 2017
7558309
Alvar Aalto / Artek, 'Tank Chair'
Description: Bent plywood, recovered upholstery., 27 x 29 x 36 in. Categories: 20th Century Desig...
Mar 24, 2017
7558496
Alvar Aalto Stool
Description: Bent birch, white laminate., 28 x 14 x 13 in. Categories: 20th Century Design Condit...
Mar 24, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Untitled (Relief)
Artek<br />Finland, c. 1955 / 1977<br />birch<br />23.25 w &times; 5.5 d &times; 29 h in (59 &tim...
Mar 23, 2017
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Alvar Aalto Untitled (Relief)
Artek<br />Finland, c. 1934 / 1977<br />birch, birch plywood<br />15.5 w &times; 3 d &times; 18 h...
Mar 23, 2017
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An Alvar Aalto Painted Side Chair. Height overall 31 inches.
Description: An Alvar Aalto Painted Side Chair. Height overall 31 inches. Estimate $ 100-200 Ca...
Mar 16, 2017
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Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY, a cased glass bowl
Description: Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976) SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY a cased glass bowl Widt...
Jan 26, 2017
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Alvar Aalto
TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 TABLE LAMP, MODEL A 704 w...
Dec 15, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO; IITTALA
Description: NULLSavoyNULL vase, Finland, later 20th c. Glass Signed and numbered 6NULL x 8 1/4NU...
Dec 03, 2016
7901951
ALVAR AALTO
Description: Dining table, six chairs, and two stools, Finland, 1950s Birch plywood, laminate, vi...
Dec 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976), SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY, a cased glass bowl
Description: Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976) SECOND HALF 20TH CENTURY a cased glass bowl Widt...
Nov 15, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
O.y. Huonekalu Finland, 1933 birch plywood, lacquered wood 27¾ w x 27¼ d x 16 h in (70 x 69 x 4...
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
O.y. Huonekalu Finland, 1936 stained birch, painted wood 35¾ w x 18 d x 22 h in (91 x 46 x 56 ...
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Artek Finland, 1933 / c. 1950 laminated birch 35½ w x 11 d x 9¾ h in (90 x 28 x 25 cm).
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Artek Finland, 1937 birch plywood, sheepskin 30 w x 34 d x 26½ h in (76 x 86 x 67 cm).
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Louis Poulsen Finland / Denmark, 1952 enameled brass, brass 6 dia x 16½ h in (15 x 42 cm). Sign...
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Valaistustyö Ky Finland, c. 1955 enameled brass 11 dia x 7 h in (28 x 18 cm). Signed with impre...
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
iitalia Finland, 1937 glass 10½ w x 10 d x 12 h in (27 x 25 x 30 cm). Incised signature to und...
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Louis Poulsen Finland / Denmark, 1952 enameled brass, brass 6 dia x 16½ h in (15 x 42 cm). Sign...
Nov 02, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Artek Finland, 1933 / 1969/1989 laminated birch 39¼ w x 23½ d x 26¾ h in (100 x 60 x 68 cm). S...
Nov 02, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO 1898-1976
ALVAR AALTO 1898-1976 'PALETTE OF THE KING', CIRCA 1955 laminated birch, laminated oak, bronze 16...
Oct 22, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO Wall-hanging shelf
Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)FINSVENWall-hanging shelf, Finland, 1930s Birch plywood Man...
Oct 18, 2016
8080669
ALVAR AALTO; FINMAR Lounge chair
Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)FINMARLounge chair (no. 44), Finland, 1940s-50s Birch plywo...
Oct 16, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO; ARTEK Tank chair
Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)ARTEKTank chair (no. 37/400), Finland, 1940s-50s Birch plyw...
Oct 16, 2016
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Pair of Beech Alvar Aalto for ArtekNULLArmchair 45NULL
Description: Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898-1976) for Artek (Finnish, 1935-), designed 1947, late 20t...
Oct 15, 2016
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ALVAR AALTO Wall-hanging shelf
Description: ALVAR AALTO (1898 - 1976)FINSVENWall-hanging shelf, Finland, 1930s Birch plywood Man...
Oct 15, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. VAS, &quot;Savoy&quot;, marked Alvar Aalto Iittala in 1991, numbered 4/400.
Red glass. Height 16 cm.
Oct 05, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Table and chair, Artek, the mid-1900s.
Frame of birch. Table length 122 Width 76 Height 71 cm. The chair&#39;s seat height 43 cm.
Oct 05, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchair, licensed manufactured by Aalto Design Hedemora for Artek, 1946-56.
Birch. Curved frames, straight legs. Back and seat in plaited webbing.
Oct 04, 2016
2273518
Alvar Aalto. TABLES, model MX800B, Artek, the 1900s ended.
Fan Feet in beech, table top in lacquered ash, size 90 x 90 cm. Height 56 ​​cm.
Oct 04, 2016
2322580
Alvar Aalto. Chairs, 2, Model 62 and 611, Artek, 1950-1970&#39;s.
Lacquered birch, laminated birch. Model 62 with black lädeklädsel. Model 611 with gallo attire, u...
Oct 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. TABLE. Artek, 1970s.
Hardwood veneered, holkben. Stamped Artek. Height 73 cm, diameter 127 cm. additional disc 56 cm.
Oct 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. WALL LIGHTS A pair A190. Artek.
White painted slats. Height 21 cm.
Oct 03, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchairs, a couple, model number 402, 1950s.
Bentwood birch. Upholstered and padded back and elasticated seat. Floral velvet upholstery. Seat ...
Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchairs, 4 model 45, Artek, Finland.
Birch. Braided back and seat of the canvas. Rattan Dressed armlän. Seat height 43 cm.
Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Chair and stool, 1900 the second half.
Birch. Seat height 44-45 cm.
Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Armchairs, a couple, model 45, Artek, model designed in 1947.
Birch, black webbing. 80. Height Width 60 cm.
Oct 01, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. VAS, glass, &quot;Savoy&quot;, signed, numbered and dated Alvar Aalto 58/60, 1989.
RED. Height 16 cm.
Oct 01, 2016
2312137
Alvar Aalto. Console table. 1940-1950&#39;s.
Lacquered birch and bentwood. Box into the boards. Stamp Marked. Width 50 cm, depth 33 cm, height...
Sep 30, 2016
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Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto stools, 3 pieces, model E60, birch, white laminated seat, design Alvar Aalto, seat he...
Sep 29, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Desk, model 600, Artek 1940s.
Rectangular shape, two pedestals with front pull-out discs. Leatherette upholstery. Opposite side...
Sep 29, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Chairs, 8 pcs, model 612, Artek, 1950s.
Frame in lacquered birch, Y-leg front. The back and seat with black imitation leather upholstery....
Sep 29, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Chairs, 9 pcs, model 611, 1950s.
Lacquered birch. Stackable. Width 48.5 cm, seat height 45 cm, total height 80 cm.
Sep 29, 2016
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Chairs and tables in birch Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, tables, model 9A, chairs with white laminate seat, 4, Model 68, birch, label branded...
Sep 29, 2016
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Alvar Aalto. Ceiling, Golden Bell.
Brass. Round with latticed decor. Height 19 cm.
Sep 28, 2016
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CONSULTANCY TABLES. Alvar Aalto, Artek.
Stopped art leather upholstery. Height 100 cm, width 53 cm, height 76 cm. With the manufacturer&#...
Sep 28, 2016
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Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto experimented with many different styles throughout his career, from Nordic Classicism, Functionalism, Experimentation and finally at the mature level of his career, Monumentalism. However, there was always one thing that never changed in his style: the sense of Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art). He wanted his buildings to stand as complete works of art, with every element in harmony. Therefore, he designed his buildings' interiors, complete with surfaces, furniture, lamps and glassware. This is the main reason why he started to design furniture in the 1920s, collaborating with his first wife, Aino Aalto.

While he was designing the Paimio Sanitorium, his experimentation with bent plywood created one of his most famous designs, the Paimio Chair, which was originally designed for tuberculosis patients. Comfortable, yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the chair’s frame is composed of two laminated birch loops; the seat and back are formed from a single sheet of plywood that scrolls under at the headrest and beneath the knees, creating a sort of pillow effect.

Aalto was highly innovative in his designs. He was an early adopter of the cantilever principle, which was used for bridges, for furniture design. He invented the Y-Leg and L-Leg designs. He was infatuated with wood, calling it a "form-inspiring, deeply human material". This love affair awarded him his genius in shaping the wood as if it was liquid, giving it the form and structure that created the signature Aalto look.

Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto is one of the most prominent contributors to the worldwide fame of Scandinavian Modernism. He was a humanist, whose main goal in designing buildings and furniture was to offer comfort, aesthetic and pleasure to human beings. He once said "The ultimate goal of the architect...is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture... should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people."

Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto experimented with many different styles throughout his career, from Nordic Classicism, Functionalism, Experimentation and finally at the mature level of his career, Monumentalism. However, there was always one thing that never changed in his style: the sense of Gesamtkunstwerk (a total work of art). He wanted his buildings to stand as complete works of art, with every element in harmony. Therefore, he designed his buildings' interiors, complete with surfaces, furniture, lamps and glassware. This is the main reason why he started to design furniture in the 1920s, collaborating with his first wife, Aino Aalto.

While he was designing the Paimio Sanitorium, his experimentation with bent plywood created one of his most famous designs, the Paimio Chair, which was originally designed for tuberculosis patients. Comfortable, yet light enough to be easily moved by patients, the chair’s frame is composed of two laminated birch loops; the seat and back are formed from a single sheet of plywood that scrolls under at the headrest and beneath the knees, creating a sort of pillow effect.

Aalto was highly innovative in his designs. He was an early adopter of the cantilever principle, which was used for bridges, for furniture design. He invented the Y-Leg and L-Leg designs. He was infatuated with wood, calling it a "form-inspiring, deeply human material". This love affair awarded him his genius in shaping the wood as if it was liquid, giving it the form and structure that created the signature Aalto look.

His designs quickly became a sensation around the world and he showed in an extensive exhibition in MOMA New York, taking the U.S by storm, earning the attention of many modernist American designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, who shared Aalto's humanistic ideals. His famous designs include the Aalto Lounge Chair, the Savoy Vase (now produced by Iittala), the Beehive and Golden Bell lamps. No matter what the product is, it carries the Aalto style: simple, organic, spirited.

What is Alvar Aalto known for?

As an architect, Alvar Aalto’s works include significant building designs such as the Bell Tower of Kauhajärvi Church, Essen Opera House, and The Nordic House, among others. But as a furniture designer, he has created at least two famous masterpieces, the Paimio Chair in 1932 and the Aalto Vase in 1936. His other notable works include Armchair 406, Four-legged Stool E60, and Floor Lamp A810.

What auction houses (and galleries) have sold items from Alvar Aalto?

Galleries and auctions all over the world have collected and sold most of Aalto’s furniture pieces. The galleries that hold some of his works are Kinder Modern with his 1935 Child Set; Modernity with Armchair No. 31; Galerie Le Beau with Outdoor Wall Lamp; and Dada Studios with the Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley Model 900. Heritage Auctions, Rago, and Wright have the Two Vases, Screen Model 100 and Cantilevered Chairs Model 34/402, respectively.

What is the price range of Alvar Aalto items?

The works of this famed Finnish architect and designer are priced at around $550 for the vases, $8,000 for the trolleys, $20,000 for the lamps, and $40,000 for the armchairs. These prices indicate how relevant the works of Alvar Aalto really are. Throughout his career, Aalto has designed over 500 individual buildings. However, the things that he refers to small-scale sculptural experiments are much more than that. These are the designs that lead to innovative furniture and glassware designs.

Interesting info about the Alvar Aalto

The brilliance of Alvar Aalto, not just in architecture but also in furniture design, led to the birth of Artek, a Finnish furniture company that he founded in 1935 with his wife, Aino Aalto. They were joined by art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl and visual arts promoter Marie Gullichsen. Together, they made state-of-the-art furniture designs and glassware, which were exported to different parts of the world. One of the companies that took interest in Aalto’s stool designs, more particularly Stool E60 and High Stool, is Apple. These are stools that are used in Apple Stores across the world to serve as comfy seats for their customers.