Restaurant Savoy (Helsinki, Finland: 1937)

Talk about high-profile openings: Aalto’s discerning eye was responsible for the iconic look of this Finnish legend, from the birch veneers and club chairs to the iconic Savoy Vases. Fitting for the times, it boasted a state-of-the-art filtration system to pump out cigar smoke.  Photo 8 of 11 in Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto