Artek 2nd Cycle – Decades

ExhibitionOpen placeHistoryIndustrial design and productsInterior
When Thu 07.09.2023 - Fri 15.09.2023
Time Thu 7 Sept. 11-6
Fri 8 Sept. 11-6
Mon 11 Sept. 12-4
Tue 12 Sept. 12-4
Wed 13 Sept. 12-4
Thu 14 Sept. 11-6
Thu 15 Sept. 11-6
Where Artek 2nd Cycle, Pieni Roobertinkatu 4-6 , 00130 Helsinki, 00130, Helsinki
Accessible Yes
Language English

The most elemental of furniture pieces, Artek’s Stool 60, turns 90 years in 2023. To celebrate the anniversary, Artek 2nd Cycle presents the exhibition Decades, which pays tribute to the three-legged stool designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933. The dozens of stools on display, represent a cross-section of the design icon throughout the decades. The selection sheds light on both the endurance of a standardized classic that has remained unchanged in structure and materiality, as well as the effects of history on the appearance of the stool.