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Win a Marimekko apron or classic Aalto vase — two giveaways this week, from Finn Style — Retro Renovation

Win a Marimekko apron or classic Aalto vase — two giveaways this week, from Finn Style — Retro Renovation | Finland | Scoop.it
Can you believe it, this Savoy vase, designed by Alvar Aalto, has been in continuous production since 1936 -- that's 75 years. Courtesy of sponsor FinnStyle.com, one reader will win this lovely classic vase this week.
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Finnish Glass | Film and Digital Times: News

Finnish Glass | Film and Digital Times: News | Finland | Scoop.it
Speculation as to its shape ranges from the famous designer's sketches of “The Eskimo Woman's Leather Breeches” to the fluid lines of the Finnish landscape. Iittala manufactures Alvar Aalto's works in a variety of colors ...
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Your Chair, Mr. Aalto. Yes, It Now Has Eyes. - New York Times

Your Chair, Mr. Aalto. Yes, It Now Has Eyes. - New York Times | Finland | Scoop.it
WHAT is that sound coming from a cemetery in Finland? Might it be Alvar Aalto spinning in his grave?
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Iittala Glass & Alvar Aalto Vases on Sale! : Skimbaco Home by Katja Presnal

Iittala Glass & Alvar Aalto Vases on Sale! : Skimbaco Home by Katja Presnal | Finland | Scoop.it
Iittala is a Finnish glass ware company that makes designer glass ware that lasts from generations to the next one.

They are famous for their modern designs, and objects that are both functional and beautiful. They also manufacture the famous Alvar Aalto vase and it’s probably the most well known Finnish design object around the world. Right now an invitation only shopping site Joss and Main has Iittala products on sale, and you can save up to 80% of Iittala products!
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Artek Alvar Aalto 66 - High Back Chair - Artek Alvar Aalto - Chairs

Artek Alvar Aalto 66 - High Back Chair - Artek Alvar Aalto - Chairs | Finland | Scoop.it
Artek Alvar Aalto 66 - High Back Chair Designed by Alvar Aalto, the high-back dining chair has a solid birch core with birch laminate and face material. Solid birch legs and a high seat back made from molded birch plywood give the chair a formal presence...
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Alvar Aalto | University School of Science and Technology, Helsinki | Shiro to Kuro

Alvar Aalto | University School of Science and Technology, Helsinki | Shiro to Kuro | Finland | Scoop.it
Alvar Aalto | University School of Science and Technology ... http://bit.ly/h6S7wm
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Sauna designed by Alvar Aalto | Saunaflow

Sauna designed by Alvar Aalto | Saunaflow | Finland | Scoop.it

Last summer I visited an exciting sauna called Jokisauna (River sauna). It was designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in 1940’s. Functional and sustainable design is always in.

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Rice Design Alliance tour focuses on the architecture of Finland's Alvar Aalto - CultureMap Houston

Rice Design Alliance tour focuses on the architecture of Finland's Alvar Aalto - CultureMap Houston | Finland | Scoop.it
The fifth day (a Sunday) was spent exploring several remarkable churches: Lars Sonck's Arts and Crafts cathedral in the city of Tampere...
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U B U W E B - Film & Video: Alvar Aalto - Technology and Nature (1996)

Duration: 59min.
Director: Ywe Jalander

The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is one of the great figures of modern architecture, ranked alongside Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. This film analyses Aalto’s uniquely successful resolution of the demands and possibilities created by new technology and construction materials with the need to make his buildings sympathetic both to their users and to their natural surroundings. His inventive use of timber in particular represents both a reference to the forest landscape of Finland and a building material that is ‘warm’ and extremely adaptable. Filmed in Finland, Italy, Germany and the USA, this documentary shows how the Finnish natural environment and art traditions were essential elements in Aalto’s pioneering harmonization of technology and nature.
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Artek in America | Metropolis Magazine

Artek in America | Metropolis Magazine | Finland | Scoop.it
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Alvar Aalto’s furniture company returns to its roots and prepares to conquer the American market once again.
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Seinajoki Finland Travel Alvar Aalto centre

Video of summer 2008 in Seinajoki central Finland at the Alvar Aalto centre while traveling around Finland and Sweden...
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