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A room full of chairs designed by Alvar Aalto.
photo: Alvar Aalto Museum

Diverse Design – 30 Years of Passionate Collecting 7.1.–21.3.

Diverse Design – 30 Years of Pasiionate Collecting
Alvar Aaalto Museum 7.1.–21.3.2021

Start of the Alvar Aalto Museum is 2021 dedicated to Aino and Alvar Aalto’s design. In January, the museum will be taken over by an exhibition of collector Pertti Männistö’s superb private Aalto collection, Diverse Design – 30 Years of Passionate Collecting.

Pertti Männistö’s collection comprises more than a thousand objects and includes not only pieces of furniture, lights and glass objects, but also details of interiors designed by the Aaltos. The collection particularly represents the very first steps of Aino and Alvar Aalto’s industrial design.

Objects from Männistö’s Aalto collection have previously been exhibited in Finland and abroad, but this is the first time the collection is being shown on such a large scale to a broad pubic in Finland. Alvar Aalto Foundation is grateful for Artek’s help with the exhibition.

When the exhibition ends on March 21, 2021, the Alvar Aalto Museum will close for complete renovation of the Museum building. The restored museum will be open to the public again in August 2023.