Artek - The story


Artek was created in Helsinki in 1935 by 4 idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Mayor Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Haha. They were selling and promoting a modern culture of housing through exhibitions and other educational means.

Keeping the radical spirit of its founders, Artek remains today an innovative player in contemporary design, developing new products in the intersection of design, architecture and art.

The Artek collection assembles furniture, lighting and accessories designed by Finnish masters and renowned international designers. In a spirit of quality, functionality and poetic simplicity.