Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto was born in Kuortana parish in Finland on Februari 3, 1898. He studied at the Helsinki Politechnik where he graduated in 1921. In 1925 he opend his first office in Jyväskylä. He married Aino Marsio who was, until her death in 1949, his principal collaborator in connection with with the production of timber furniture. Aalto was an outstanding practitioner of organic architecture. After the second world war he held competitions in his office with him as only jury. The winner got the commission. So every member of his office tried to be more Aalto than Aalto. No new changes in style were seen, only deepening in style elements since 1953. He died in 1976.

Rein Saariste