"Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World" is the first exhibition in the United States to examine Artek, a pioneering Finnish design company founded in 1935, and the first to have a specific focus on the two architect co-founders, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) and Aino Mariso-Aalto (1894-1949). The exhibition considers the Aaltos' shared practice through this groundbreaking company, whose under-recognized and multifaceted mission far exceeded its manufacturing of bentwood furniture designed by Alvar Aalto, for which the firm is best known. Approximately 200 works will be featured-many never before on public view-including architectural drawings, sketches for interiors and furniture, paintings, photography, furniture, glassware, lighting and textiles.

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