Modernism in Finnish Furniture Design and Production

Authors

  • Pekka Korvenmaa Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Helsinki

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.JXXTSXNI

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

When looking at the development of Modernism in Finnish furniture design from abroad the conventional image is Alvar Aalto´s Paimio chair descending in 1931 into a desert of traditionalism and starting a new, bright era of Modernity. This cliché is partly, but only partly true. In the following I will outline some major trends in design, use of materials and techniques of production in Finnish furniture before World War II.

How to Cite

Korvenmaa, P. (2012). Modernism in Finnish Furniture Design and Production. Docomomo Journal, (46), 32–35. https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.JXXTSXNI

Published

2012-07-01

Author Biography

Pekka Korvenmaa, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Helsinki

Professor and Vice Dean of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture of Helsinki. He is also the editor of the book Design and Culture Volume 1 Issue 3: The Journal of the Design Studies Forum and author of books on Alvar Aalto and Ilmari Tapivoaara.

References

Tuukkanen, Pirkko, ed., Alvar Aalto Designer. Jyväskylä, Alvar Aalto Foundation, 2002.

Korvenmaa, Pekka, “A Bridge of Wood. Aalto, War–time Finnish reconstruction and the US”, Anderson, Stanford, ed., Aalto and America, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012.

Korvenmaa, Pekka, Finnish Design. A Concise History, Helsinki, University of Art and Design Publications, 2009.