Anne Zielger's Bright Idea
Artek is a Finnish furniture company, founded in 1935 by architects Alvar and Aino Aalto and Maire Gullichsen & Nils-Gustav Hahl.They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts, architecture & design.
In the spirit of its radical founders, Artek remains in the vanguard in the search for future paths within and between the disciplines of design, architecture and art. Artek has been a forerunner of conscientious design thinking since 1935. The cornerstones of the company’s strategy are ethics, aesthetics and ecology. In Artek, this translates into high quality, timeless icons and tomorrow’s archetypes of humane design. The core of the Artek’s product range consists of furniture and lighting pieces by Alvar Aalto and the furniture collection designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara. With its current portfolio strategy, Artek is extending the range of its collections to respond to ever growing demand.