Alvar Aalto made his international breakthrough as a furniture designer. Aalto wished to learn 'the language of wood fibres' and he believed that there is a positive effect when our skin comes into contact with natural materials. Because of his vision and creativity, the Aalto Stool is one of the most popular stools in the world.
In 1935, Aino and Alvar Aalto founded the Finnish company Artek to manufacture their designs. Today, Artek remains faithful to the Aaltos' basic values as their master craftspeople continue to produce Aalto stools in Finland with high quality natural materials.