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Salvioni is Artek official dealer

A pearl of Finnish design, Artek brings together in its catalog many of the most important furnishings produced in this country. The name of Artek is inextricably linked to that of its founder, the legendary Alvar Aalto, who left an indelible mark on the brand’s production and more generally on all Scandinavian design. His peculiar interpretation of modernism, close to the shapes and colors of nature, permeates all Artek collections and is also found in the works of designers who have given shape to the brand after him. The curved wood, often in light colors, replaces the cold tubular steel and creates harmonious and relaxing atmospheres, unmistakably Nordic.


Artek furniture

Artek was founded by Alvar Aalto in 1935, in collaboration with his wife Aino Aalto, who was in charge of the art direction, with the art historian Nils Gustav Hahl, company administrator, and with the collector Maire Gullichsen, who took care of relations with the art world. The very name of Artek indicated the desire to combine art and technology, and in particular the latest findings on the curvature of wood.

This technique has always been at the base of the Artek production: for over eighty years the famous Finnish birches have been processed in the large Turku plant to create ever new furniture. This is how the famous and very stable “L-shaped legs” are born, at the base of many of Alvar Aalto’s most famous furnishings, such as the stool 60 or the chair 66. The curved wood can then be closed again to form a ring, as in the legs of the famous Paimio armchair or Tea trolley Trolley 901.

Other famous Artek armchairs are Aalto’s Lounge Chair 43 and the Karuselli armchair by Yrjö Kukkapuro, an emblem of the 1960s. Among the Artek chairs, the Mademoiselle model by Ilmari Tapiovaara stands out, also available in a rocking version. The company’s lighting sector is also highly appreciated, with products that still look very modern, such as the Golden Bell suspension lamp by Alvar Aalto or the U336 model by Jørn Utzon.

Artek design

Great protagonist of the Artek catalog is inevitably Alvar Aalto, with his timeless re-editions. Alongside him, however, there are also contributions from many of the greatest Finnish designers, past and present: Eero Aarnio, Tapio Wirkkala, Harri Koskinen, Juha Leiviskä. In 2013 Artek was bought by the Swiss company Vitra, which involved many other big names in international design such as Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Daniel Rybakken and brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Artek official dealer

Salvioni Design Solutions is an official dealer of Artek. The Salvioni group has stores in Milan, Inverigo and Lugano and aims to offer its customers a complete selection of the best that the international design scene offers. All inserted in a perspective of strong planning, through the realization of complete residential environments.