Alvar Aalto 1898-1976

Alvar Aalto was a Finnish designer who led a rich and varied career as both an architect and designer. 


In 1921, Aalto qualified as an architect from the Helsinki Institute of Technology. Later, this department would be known as part of the Aalto University. He then set up his first architectural practice in Jyväskylä, Finland. His early projects  followed the traditional Nordic design which was still predominant at the time. But in the late 1920s and early 30s he travelled in Europe, where he and his architect wife, Aino Marsio, discovered the latest trends in European Modernism.