Aino Aalto

Aino Aalto [ ɑi̯nɔ ɑ ː ltɔ ], actually Aino Aalto Mary, (nee Marsio; born January 25, 1894 in Helsinki, † January 13, 1949 ibid ) was a Finnish architect and designer.

She was married to Alvar Aalto and drew with him furniture and equipment. In 1932 she won against her husband a design competition with the Aino Aalto glasses, who also took the gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1936.

Aino Aalto fought habits by them to challenged the people to accept radical new lines and shapes that still met the same needs. Their design philosophy did not fit into their time and part of the traditional thinking people there was opposition to the imaginary of their concepts.

In 1935, the furniture company Artek was founded to sell their furniture, their textiles and their glass.