Alvar Aalto


Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) stands as one of the preeminent figures in 20th-century Scandinavian design and architecture. Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto's innovative approach merged modernist principles with traditional craftsmanship. Renowned for his organic forms and sensitivity to natural materials, Aalto's creations epitomize the essence of Nordic design ethos. Among his most celebrated works is the iconic 'Savoy Vase' (1936), and the 'Paimio Chair' (1932) designed for the Paimio Sanatorium (1933).