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Design February, 8 2010

75 Years of Artek

Dress the Chair! is a year long event initiated by Artek to celebrate the company’s 75th Anniversary.

Essentially, the event promotes and honors the legacy of Artek’s commitment to craft and furniture making know-how. Kick-off is this month in Stockholm, with events planned in England, the United States, and more during the course of 2010.

Since 1935, Artek has built on the foundation laid by one of the four original principles, Alvar Alto, and promoted the culture of modern living. Undoubtedly, many of the pieces produced by the company are “classics.” The Stool 60 (designed by Alto in 1933), in particular, is a living icon.

Learn more about Artek at the company website, which provides a good overview of its history and a concise time line of innovations. More Artek pieces related to Dress the Chair! after the jump.

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