Finnish furniture company Artek was founded in 1935 by designers Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino Aalto, arts promoter Maire Gullichsen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl, with an emphasis on quality in terms of technique, production methods and materials.
Best design ever made.
Chair Tulip by Eero Saarinen. Produced by Knoll. In his purist approach to design, Finnish-born Eero Saarinen sought out the essential idea and reduced it to the most effective structural solution. He designed the 1956 Tulip chair in terms of its setting, rather than a particular shape. "In any design problem, one should seek the solution in terms of the next largest thing." he said. "If the problem is a chair, then its solution must be found in the way it relates to the room..." In the Tulip, Saarinen realized his ideal of formal unity: "Every significant piece of furniture has a holistic structure."
Alvor Aalto´s Savoy vase produced by iittala is one of the most famous vases in history. Designed in 1936 for a competition at the Paris Worlds Fair, Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto anonymously entered and won the competition for his vase under the pseudonym Eskimo woman's leather breeches.