Artek turns 80 and celebrates in Milan

Expect big celebrations on Artek’s stand at Salone del Mobile this year when the Finnish design brand marks its 80th anniversary.

A specially commissioned stand design by Berlin-based architects Kuehn Malvezzi is one not to be missed, offering three unique interconnected settings using Artek’s signature colour palette – white, sage and grey.

Kaari by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Artek

Kaari by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Artek

‘White’ offers the centre stage to introduce the Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed Kaari collection, the designers’ first collaboration with the Finnish company. ‘Sage’ is a forest-like setting of round pedestals showcasing the brand’s past and present collections, while ‘Grey’ provides a space highlighting Artek’s historical collection of lamps to create a ‘starry sky’.

On Artek’s stand, look out for Alvar Aalto’s Tea Trolley 901 re-interpreted by Hella Jongerius, and re-editions of the TW003 pendant lamp designed by the late Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala in the 1960s.

Artek is showing at Salone del Mobile, Pavilion 20/C08, 14-19 April 2015 (9.30am – 6.30pm)