Alvar Alto

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Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) was a Finnish architect, designer, and sculptor, widely regarded as one of the key figures in modernist architecture and design during the 20th century. Known for his innovative approach to materials, form, and function. We offer a free appraisal service as well as a free collection service for any items consigned to our modern design auctions. 

Alvar Alto Overview


The Finnish architect, artist and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a titan of 20th century design.  His holistic approach, encompassed in the term Gesamtkunstwerk or ‘a total work of art’, started with architectural plans but included all aspects of the interior as well, from furniture to textiles and glassware. 

Works by Alvar Aalto do appear on the market, often as editions of designs he provided for firms such as the furniture company Finmar Ltd or the glass firm IitalaWilson55 welcome enquiries regarding works by or produced as designs after Alvar Aalto for inclusion in our Modern Art & Design sale held four times a year. 

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James Spiridion

Auctioneer and valuer specialising in Modern Design. James has recently returned to the North West after spending the last few years as a valuer in Scotland, during that time James also featured on Paul Martin's Auction Showdown for Channel 5 as a 'Rival Auctioneer'.



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