Aino and Alvar Aalto: Shared Visions
[Image: (L) Aino and Alvar Aalto at New York World’s Fair Finland Pavilion, 1939 Alvar Aalto Foundation, (R) Alvar Aalto, 41 armchair Paimio, 1932 design, Photo: Tiina Ekosaari Alvar Aalto Foundation]
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*The Setagaya Art Museum and its annexes, which have been closed since April 25, will reopen on June 1 after implementing measures to avoid the spread and proliferation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was one of Finland’s most famous architects. His dedication to meticulous design that adopted the perspectives of users, and to architecture rooted in regional cultures and societies, grew out of the deeply held beliefs of another Aalto, his wife Aino (1894-1949). This exhibition traces the 25-year story of their synergistic relationship and sharing of ideals, from when Aino met the still-unknown Alvar until her death long before his, and features documents and distinctive materials from the family archive.
Setagaya Art Museum spotlights the Finnish couple's enduring design