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Entries in Alvar Aalto (5)

Sunday
Aug172014

Artek Stool 60 by Hella Jongerius

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—01. Display at Salone del Mobile.

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Colour specialist Hella Jongerius was recently commissioned by Finnish furniture company Artek to create a special range of products, including the Stool 60, originally designed by Alvar Aalto. The result is a restrained offering, which combines four different leg finishes with a series of stained, coloured, and pastel-toned tops for a fresh, appealing appearance. Jongerius is well-known for her work in this field, having also been brought in by Vitra to expand their colour library.

Artek
Available at Inform Interiors

Wednesday
Jun112014

Haluta Vintage Furniture

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—01. Shelf 112B.
—02. Chair 65.
—03. Table 81B.
—04. Umbrella Stand 115.

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One of the stores I tend to regularly check out online is the Japanese retailer, Haluta. Alongside their strong clothing selection they also have a vintage furniture shop which has a large variety of vintage Alvar Aalto pieces, among other Scandinavian designers. While it might be expensive to ship them overseas, the website serves as an interesting catalogue of many of these classic designs – all beautifully photographed, alone and in situ.

Haluta

Monday
Dec162013

New Section: Reviews

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—01. Zebra F-701 pen.
—02. Alvar Aalto glassware.

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As back issues of Inventory steadily sell out we wanted to preserve some of the reviews from Items of Interest – a popular aspect of every edition. These will be used as the foundation for an online extension of that section, featuring many of the magazine's regular contributors and a diverse range of subjects. Follow the link below for the first six, and click on Reviews in the header for future additions.

Reviews

Wednesday
Mar272013

Artek 2nd Cycle & Vintage

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—01. Aalto 60 Stools.

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"Since the foundation of Artek in 1935, some 8 million Aalto stools have been sold worldwide. A few years ago Artek started to collect old Aalto chairs from flea markets, schools, elderly people's homes and garages. Artek wanted to give these classics a new lease on life, an original opportunity to tell their story. They are called the 2nd Cycle. Sustainable 2nd Cycle items are part of Artek's environmental strategy."

Artek 2nd Cycle

Sunday
Feb242013

Alvar Aalto Desk by Artek

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—01. Made in Sweden.

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eBay doesn't usually turn up too many good vintage Aalto pieces, but this desk recently popped up online. The age and wear is just about perfect, the wood having turned a beautiful golden colour. It's a good size for a small apartment and it's difficult to find a small desk with useful built-in storage.

Available on eBay