Aino Aalto


Aino AaltoAino Aalto is a Finnish architect and designer best known for her glassware. Like her husband, Alvar Aalto, Aino studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology. After marrying Alvar in 1924, she joined his office in the city of Jyväskylä, thus beginning a wonderful partnership.

 

Aino collaborated with Alvar on a variety of projects, and together they founded Finnish furniture and lighting company, Artek. But Aino was also a designer in her own right, independently designing several glassware lines for iittala. Her beautiful and functional glassware line is still manufactured by iittala and continues to be admired for its clarity of design.

 

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Iittala

Iittala offers glassware that is as attractive as it is functional. Its brand encompasses a range of glassware, cookware and art pieces that continue to push boundaries in the name of ingenuity.

 

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Marimekko

Marimekko is a leading Finnish textile and clothing design company. The company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality clothing, interior decor textiles, bags and other accessories.

 

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Kalevala Koru

Kalevala Koru is the largest jewelry manufacturer in Finland, and has distinguished itself with its high quality gold, silver and bronze jewelry. Kalevala creates pieces that are inspired by Finnish folklore.

 

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