An Artek design, 2013.
Made of plywood and paper, the Siena Coaster Set remarkably nimble yet durable. Each coaster is printed with Alvar Aalto's 'Siena' pattern, originally designed by in 1954 and named after the city in Alto's beloved Italy. Intended as a pattern for fabrics, Aalto wanted to see the print used freely for different purposes. And Artek has done just that. The architectural and light Siena pattern was the first introduction in Artek's 2013 'ABC Collection' - a series of small objects intended to naturally complement the Artek furniture collection.
Material(s): Plywood, paper
Dimensions: 3.5" X 3.5"
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.View other products from Artek