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.