10/8/15

Alvar Aalto, the exhibition you can’t miss

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Art, Barcelona

Alvar Aalto is the best known Finnish architect of his generation and one of the most important of the twentieth century. Some of his works are the Finland Hall in Helsinki and the Essen Opera House, which was completed after his death. Buildings show their ingenuity about volumes and materials in ways never seen before.

But his work does not end with its buildings, objects designed by him are recognized worldwide as standards of development of modern furniture, making it a key international avant-garde design figure since the twenties.

But his work does not end with his buildings; the objects designed by him are recognized worldwide as standards of development of modern furniture, making him a key figure of international avant-garde design since the twenties.

The exhibition presents the life and production of this legend of architecture in panoramic, stopping at the most representative buildings and designs, and showing new aspects of his production that are unknown to the public.

Aalto deeply studied modern and international architecture but looked to add variables of each region and culture, which led him to produce works for Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany and the United States. He was seeking the humanization of architecture, a cultural proposal that responds to a particular society and not just architecture as functional and technical. This led him to adopt an organic architecture.

Do not miss the exhibition Alvar Aalto 1898-1976: organic architecture, art and design that awaits for you at CaixaForum until August 23rd. Hotel Omm, luxury hotel in Barcelona, wish you a nice stay in this city that breathes art and design.