Founded in 1935 by four young Finnish idealists (Alvar and Aino Aalto, Gullischen Marie and Hahl Nils-Gustav), Artek has become one of the world’s most innovative furniture firms, thanks to its Bauhaus-influenced style. Its contributions to the history of modern design and the uniqueness and timelessness of its style, always with a strong emphasis on quality materials and techniques, have established Artek as a touchstone in furniture production.