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Finnish Brand is Reviving Alvar Aalto's Furniture from the '30s

Last year proved to be a huge year for reintroductions of retro furnishing classics, notably Ikea's massive revival of its midcentury collections. And it looks like Artek, the furniture company co-founded in 1935 by Finnish modernist architect Alvar Aalto is also joining the party. The brand, which will be exhibiting at this month's Maison & Objet trade show in Paris, is reissuing a slew of Aalto's original furniture, lighting, and textile designs for its latest collection.

Highlights in the series include Aalto's birchwood wall drawer, wooden-framed mirrors, and a brass light fixture he designed for Helsink's Savoy Restaurant in 1937. The H55 textile pattern, which Aalto's ex-wife Elissa originally created for an exhibition, is now being offered in red and white—instead of the original black and white design—and has been adapted for a purse, iPad cover, oven mitten, dinner tray, and other small housewares. Check out the items, below.

· Artek revives Alvar Aalto products
for latest furniture collection [Dezeen]
· 10 Ways Retailers Rode the Midcentury Decor Craze in 2014 [Curbed National]