Alvar Aalto, Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form
25 March 2020
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Wednesday 25 March 2020 6:00 PM
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Advocating for the functionalist movement and paving the way for organic design, Alvar Aalto is amongst the most important European designers of the Twentieth century. The works of the “Wizard of the North” – as Architecture critic Siegfried Giedion called him – seem both historical and timeless by their functional and aesthetical conception. The sale “Design for Architectures” is the occasion for PIASA to present some iconic pieces designed by Alvar Aalto that are typical of his modernist and humanist ideas.
Born in 1898 in Kuortane (Finland), he is the son of a forest land-surveyor and his sensitivity structures itself around Nature since childhood. Acquainting himself with different wood species, he increases his knowledge on wood, his favourite material that he considers closest to Mankind. Having graduated from Helsinki University of Technology, he sets up his own agency aged 25. His harmony quest between Nature and the modern Man way of life begins.
Public exhibition :
- March 19, 2020 from 10:00 to 18:00
- March 20, 2020 from 10:00 to 18:00
- March 21, 2020 from 11:00 to 18:00
- March 23, 2020 from 10:00 to 18:00
- March 24, 2020 from 10:00 to 18:00
- March 25, 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00