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Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey.
Alvar Aalto's Artistic Bent at the Vitra Design Museum
A new Vitra Design Museum exhibit re-examines Finnish designer Alvar Aalto's influences and creations.
Design Classic: Alvar Aalto's Artek Stools
More than 80 years after their introduction, Alvar Aalto's stools for Artek retain their currency and remain perennial favorites.
Four Generations and Counting, This House is a Family Affair
With Alvar Aalto in mind, a renowned Swedish architect crafts a serene home on a long-held family plot.
Aalto Isn't the Only Finnish Modernist: Meet Ilmari Tapiovaara
Looking at back at the varied career of Finnish furniture designer Ilmari Tapiovaara.
Mobile Cottages for Arctic Tourism
While most Dwell readers know Artek as the Finnish design company founded by Alvar and Aino Aalto, there's another Artek not too...
Cultivating Appreciation
Sixty years ago it was Mies, Alvar, and Lou.
A Design Classic Reimagined: Artek Stool 60
Designed in 1933 by Alvar Aalto, the Artek Stool 60 is the definition of functionalist furniture design.
ICFF 2010: Dressing Up with Artek
Among the static furniture displays of the 22nd annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which opened at New York's...
Vitra's Newest Space is a Furniture Fanatic's Fantasy
Aalto, and Rietveld, and Panton—oh my! With the Herzog & de Meuron–designed Schaudepot, the Vitra Design Museum showcases more...
From Milan: Q&A with Shigeru Ban
Boldly declaring “One Chair Is Enough,” Artek, the Finnish company founded in part by legendary architect Alvar Aalto, today...
7 Multipurpose Sheds and Studios That Upgrade the Backyard
Whether it be for utility, storage, a studio, or a guest retreat, a backyard abode provides an opportunity to create architecture...
Cityboy Picnic Grill
For our June 2011 Beach Houses We Love issue (now on newsstands!), we rounded up seven mini grills.
Back Storied
Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown,...
14 Modern Pendant Lights
Flying high in the air with the greatest of ease or low over a table to accent your meal, a pendant illuminates the room like no...
A Kinfolk Inspired Remodel Coming Soon in Los Feliz
Most people would've run in the opposite direction. It was dark, boarded up, and occupied by squatters.
Steel Framed Split-Level Home in Germany
What do architects build when they can be their own...
An Interior Designer Helps His Mother Turn Her 1960s Chicago Apartment Into a Colorful Haven
An interior designer persuades his mother to toss all her old furniture and start fresh.
Stay in a Riverside Vacation Home That Embraces the Australian Bush
Perched atop a steep slope overlooking the Hawkesbury River on Dangar Island—just an hour north of Sydney—this tranquil, modern...

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