Exhibition of Aino and Alvar Aalto’s life’s work opens in Japan
Aino & Alvar Aalto – Shared Visions. Small is beautiful – ideal homes for everyone, is an exhibition of Aino (1894–1949) and Alvar Aalto´s (1898–1976) life’s work in architecture and design.
The exhibition shows two residential projects: the interiors for the 1930 exhibition The Rationalization of the Small Dwelling, designed by the Aaltos, and also their own home in Helsinki, which was completed in 1936.
The exhibition’s homely interiors showcase furniture, lights, glass objects and printed textiles from the Alvar Aalto Museum’s design collections, plus original architecture drawings from the Museum’s drawing archive. The exhibition further offers an opportunity to virtually explore the Aalto House in a VR model produced at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Aino and Alvar Aalto’s descendants have also loaned previously unseen works for the exhibition.
Small is beautiful – ideal homes for everyone exhibition launches a three-part series of exhibitions highlighting the key themes of the Aaltos’ design work, collaboratively arranged by the Alvar Aalto Museum and Japan’s Takenaka Corporation.
The exhibition is open in Tokyo, Gallery A4 until February 29, 2020.
Alvar Aalto Museum
Curator Timo Riekko