The design philosophy is art and technology
In 1935 four young idealists, the architects Alvar and Aino Aalto, the patron Maire Guillichsen and the art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl, founded one of the most innovative contributors to modern Nordic design industry.
The heart of their design philosophy is art and technology, as the same word Artek stresses. They support a new kind of environment for everyday life, they believe in a grand synthesis of the arts and want to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.
Artek offers a wide range of furnishing; with its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, it furnishes the coolest spaces in all the cities in the world, creating new paths at the intersection of design, architecture and art.