A journey through the classics of Alvar and Aino Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala, and Yrjö Kukkapuro, together with contemporary projects by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Konstantin Grcic, Daniel Rybakken and Taf Studio, complete with drawings and photographic material; events relating to Artek and the international network of supporters who, with their influence, have contributed to the development of the company.
“The Artek – Art & Technology”
14 November – 8 December, 2019
Luigi Bailo Museum
Borgo Cavour, 24, Treviso
Artek was founded in 1935 in Helsinki by the four young idealists Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was “to sell furniture and promote a modern culture of living through exhibitions and other educational tools”.
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek remains today an innovative actor in the field of modern design, developing new products that are at the intersection of design, architecture and art. The Artek collection includes furniture, lighting and accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. It conveys a message of clarity, functionality and poetic simplicity. For over 80 years, Artek products have enriched public spaces, museums, schools, restaurants, hotels, shops, as well as countless private homes around the world. The company has its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, which is also the home of the Artek Helsinki Flagship Store of the Artek 2nd Cycle Store.