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 Alvar Aalto  (1898 - 1976)

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Lived/Active: Finland      Known for: furniture design, textiles, glassware, architecture

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Birth
1898 (Kuortane, Finalnd)
 
Death
1976 (Helsinki, Finland)

Lived/Active
Finland




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furniture design, textiles, glassware, architecture

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Sometimes referred to as the Father of Modernism, Alvar Aalto, born Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, was an architect and designer in Finland who made revolutionary contributions in building designs, furniture, textiles and glassware.  He was an architecture student at the Helsinki Univeristy of Technology, and in 1923 in Jyvaskyla, opened his first architectural office.  In 1933, he settled in Helsinki.  A honeymoon trip to Italy in 1924 stirred an ongoing fascination with that country a (showing 500 of 1918 characters).



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