Artek is renowned as one of the most innovative contributions to modern design.
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
Long-term durability and high quality combined with a clean-lined form are the essential elements in the creation of every single product that bears the Artek name. Artek's comprehensive furnishing system can be used in all kinds of situations: public spaces, offices, museums, schools, hotels and libraries. Artek has a stock program for residential clients as well.
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PDF catalogs of the various collections are available to view below.