Alvar Aalto

(Kuortane, 1898 – Helsinki, 1976)

“Form is a mystery that defies description but brings people pleasure.”

Averse to industrial standardization, Alvar Aalto claimed the strong link between humans and products back, as he believed that an object can arise only after interpreting the persons’ emotional needs. Wavy shapes, curved lines, flexible structures and natural materials - first and foremost wood - are the inspiring principles of the father of Scandinavian design.