Design Basel

Jun 11 - Jun 16

Hall 1 Sued, G37, Messe Basel, Switzerland.

For Design Miami/ Basel 2013, Jacksons celebrates the career of Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto, focusing on one of his greatest architectural achievements--The Paimio Sanatorium. As a prominent figure in the revival of "Organic Architecture", Aalto's work began in the 1920s with a more natural approach to functionalism. He invigorated European modernism with a humanistic touch rooted in nature, tradition, and intuition.

Jacksons has partnered with Gonzalez Haase AAS to recreate an abstracted version of a patient's room at the Paimio Sanatorium. The booth also features a selection of original glass, lighting, and furniture that Aalto had designed during his prolific career.

The Paimio Sanatorium, officially inaugurated in June 1933, had been the ideal opportunity for Aalto to execute his philosophy of Gesamtkunstwerk. He was commissioned to design not only the building, but virtually everything inside including lighting, sinks, bathroom shelves, and door handles.

The artistic concept and realization of the Jacksons booth would not be possible without the creative inspiration and support of Lee Mindel of Shelton Mindel & Associates, a true mentor of Scandinavian Architecture and Design.

No. 8281, Paimio Hand Basin, 1930. Brand: Arabia. Wash basin, designed for the Paimio Sanatorium. Porcelain, stamped Mod 280 ARABIA.
Exhibition View
No. 7023, Aalto Wall Lamp, 1932. White painted metal, clear glass and original glass cylinder. Designed for the Paimio Sanatorium, 1929-32. This lamp was placed in the middle of each patient room.
No. 5377, Paimio Wall Lamp, 1927. The wall lamp was placed in each room.
No. 8282, Paimio Hall Stool, 1930's. Steeltube stool for the hall of the Paimio Sanatorium, 1932. Brand: Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyoetehdas Oy Turku.
No. 8283, Paimio Door, 1930. Brand: Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyoetehdas Oy Turku. Door from Paimio Sanatorium, 1932. Two different colored sides.
No. 8462, Alvar Aalto Paimio Cabinet, 1932. Brand: Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyoetehdas Oy Turku. Cabinet from Paimio Sanatorium. Aalto´s most famous commission. Each bedroom had two of the cabinets screwed directly to the wall.
Exhibition View
No. 8505, Aalto Spittoon, 1930. Brand: Karhula.