Alvar Aalto studied Architecture between 1916-1921 at the Technical University of Helsinki. Opened his first architectural office in Jyväskylä in 1923. Married the designer, Aino Marsio in 1924. Founded Artek, a furniture design company in 1935 with his colleagues Harry and Marie Gullichsen, With his innovative designs and natural forms he changed the course of design towards organic Modernism. Designed in very different scales, buildings, town plans, furniture, glassware, jewellery and other forms of art. More information on http://alvaraaltodesign.wordpress.com.
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