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The story behind Alvar Aalto’s three most iconic interior pieces

By Josefin Forsberg

Stool ‘60’ Artek. Alvar Aalto. Photo: Johanna Laitanen

Visit a well-curated Scandinavian home and you’re likely to see a distinctive, lyrical vase sitting prominently on a counter or coffee table. Finnish designer and architect Alvar Aalto’s pragmatic, pleasing objects, furniture and buildings have cemented him as an enduring icon of Nordic design. Here, we celebrate three of his most beloved creations