Until 24 Aug 2014
Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, London W5
Images: Architectural drawing, Alvar Aalto Foundation; Paimio Chair (1931-2)
This exhibition brings together the work of modernist architect and designer Alvar Aalto, and contemporary Finnish photographer Ola Kolehmainen.
Pitzhanger Manor House features a collection of original house designs and plans by Aalto. There are also examples of his chairs, tables, lights and textiles, as well as glassware designed by his first wife and collaborator, Aino Aalto. Kolehmainen’s photographs, which examine repetitive patterns in architecture, are exhibited in Pitzhanger Manor Gallery – a modernist gallery built in 1939.
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century, and a central figure in international modernism. His sculptural and highly functional furniture, produced in the 1930s, remains influential today.
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