Cultural production: Artek - Alvar Aalto
Cultural production: It's my interpretation on how to have a long lasting impact in design. Making relevant products available to most. Designing furniture for a specific context always seems to get the best results. Alvar Aalto, most of the time, did that. This chair (Paimio) is designed for tuberculosis patients, hence the perforation and the angle to help them breath. It's a classic for modern interiors! Aalto founded Artek as a manufacturer within a culture. The name says it all "art - tek", combining art and technology.