Elsa-Kaisa Mäkiniemi (22.11.1922–12.4.1994) graduated as an architect in Helsinki in 1949 and commenced work at Alvar Aalto’s architect’s office in that same year.
The year 2022 marked a hundred years since the birth of the architect Elissa Aalto (1922−1994). To commemorate this, the Alvar Aalto Foundation produced the Architect Elissa Aalto touring exhibition of the life’s work of this gifted, determined designer.
The exhibition sheds light on Elissa Aalto’s public and private role in the everyday life of Alvar Aalto’s architect’s office and alongside her famous architect husband. The touring exhibition started off at Lappia Hall in Rovaniemi in September 2022, and went on to two Alvar Aalto cities, Alajärvi and Tammisaari, in the autumn.
The exhibition to be shown at Design Center PROTO in Oulu on 20.1–11.2.2023 has been produced as a collaboration between the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the City of Oulu cultural environment working group, SAFA Architects of Northern Finland and PROTO Designers´association of Northern Finland . It is part of the programme of the Architecture and Design Days 2023 festival in Oulu.
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