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“functionality and timeless aesthetics are essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name”

Sapphire Spaces are proud to be one of a select number of UK stockists presenting the classic furniture designs of Artek.

Founded in 1935 in Finland, Artek combined the two emotional and rational worlds of art and technology to create furniture that both simplified modern life whilst functioning entirely for its purpose of supporting the body; that combined the aesthetics of utilitarianism and modern materials with high-quality traditional craftsmanship and the “emotional warmth of wood” to create furniture that really stands the test of time.

Established 79 years ago by a young and dynamic team compromising of the architect Alvar Aalto,his wife Aino Aalto, the visual arts promoter Maire Guillchesen and art historian Nils-Gustav Hahl, Artek sought to create furniture which changed the perceptions of modern interiors, bridging the contemporary arts, of which they were vibrant community members, with experimental technologies.

This experimentation resulted in the inventive analysis of materials and thusly saw the emergence of Aalto’s patented bent wood to create curved continuous wooden frames of the L-Leg and the subsequent invention of the X-leg in 1954, which are now one of the main characteristics of the brand.

The brand’s goals in 1935 remain today, to create modern furniture that is both durable, ethical, aesthetically beautiful and of heritage value. Pieces you will be proud to show off in your home that will be with you for a lifetime.

Alongside our Artek furniture range, you can explore the other furniture brands available here, or to discuss a future design project with us, just use the contact details here.