Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in their pursuit of 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.
Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name.
Eero Aarnio was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1932. He studied interior and industrial design at the School of Applied Arts in Helsinki from 1954 to 1957 and opened his own design office in Helsinki in 1962. The recipient of multiple design awards, Eero Aarnio's designs are represented in some of the most significant museums worldwide including Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.View other products by Eero Aarnio