Manufacturing company Artek was founded in 1935 by young idealists Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The main task and idea of the factory was to elaborate and manufacture furniture solutions for a new culture of living and public spaces. Basing mostly on Alvar Aalto, Finnish designer and architect, designs the company made a big contriburion into development of Scandinavian and Finnish design. Artek STUDIO became a creative center of the company, where new ideas, elaborations and collections appear.
Expanding range of their already well-known collections, the company closely collaborates with world designers, such as: Eero Aarnio, Shigeru Ban, Naoto Fukasawa, Harri Koskinen, Juha Leiviskä, Enzo Mari and Tobias Rehberger, whose works became a part of Artek value. Artek headquarters is located in Helsinki, Finland. From 2013 it is included into Vitra group.
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