Artek represents more than just functional design; it denotes the resourceful spirit of Finland’s most influential architects, designers and art connoisseurs. The Helsinki-based design company was founded in 1935 by Nordic trailblazers Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.
The innovative collective had an objective to revolutionize interiors by infusing everyday objects with rationality, substance and long-term durability. These tenets can still be found in many of Artek’s products designed by Aalto including the Hand Grenade A110 and Beehive A331 suspension lamps. In the spirit of its founders, Artek remains dedicated to sustainable, high-quality manufacturing. Every Artek light is designed to live on for decades, ensuring the enduring relevance of its timeless forms.