about alvar aalto
Alvar Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. Born Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February 3, 1898 - May 11, 1976) in Kuortane, Finland, Alvar Aalto was noted for his humanistic approach to modernism. He studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology from 1916 to 1921, and returned to Jyväskylä, where he opened his first architectural office in 1923. The followingyear he married architect Aino Marsio, who would become his partner both in life and work.
Alvar Aalto was one of the first and most influential architects of the Scandinavian modern movement, and a member of the Congres Internationaux d'Architecture Moderne. Major architectural works include Finlandia Hall, Paimio Sanitarium, and Restaurant Savoy. Aino and Aalto Alvar not only would design a building, but it's interior features to create an entire work of art. The furniture, lighting, and glassware put into these buildings have become just as iconic as the structure itself, and Aalto afficianados can enjoy the famous designs in their own home
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