twentytwentyone and Artek 2nd Cycle at DesignJunction
Alvar Aalto’s architecture and design endure. The lasting quality of Aalto’s designs and Artek’s production are accepted as a key element in their pedigree.
Solidly made and impervious to fashion, Aalto furniture gains value and beauty through use and time.
‘Nothing old is ever reborn, but neither does it totally disappear. And that which has once been born will always reappear in a new form” – Alvar Aalto.
Artek launched the concept of the 2nd Cycle in 2007 to emphasize the usability and significance of old and sustainable Aalto furniture.
twentytwentyone are very pleased to partner Artek in a unique event at Design Junction. A long-term Artek dealer and with extensive experience with vintage design, the opportunity to offer historically noteworthy furniture is an exciting prospect. The Aalto designed University of Technology in Helsinki has relinquished a quantity of his furniture as part of a refit, taking in new Artek pieces in replacement.
50 chairs and 10 tables will form part of a one-off café installation by Philippe Malouin. The café will be operated by Fernandez & Wells.
Chair 69 and Table 81 were both designed in 1935 and utilise Aalto’s historically important L-leg. The designs capture the spirit and simplicity of his iconic work.
The sale of the furniture is on a first-come-first-served basis, and will be available to buy online from 19th September. Chairs and tables will only be released to their owners at the end of the London Design Festival, adding a further layer to the rich tapestry of provenance.
Artek 2nd Cycle with twentytwentyone
The Old Sorting Office
21-31 New Oxford Street
London WC1A 1BA
19th – 23rd September