The Alvar Aalto Museum’s new exhibition, La dolce vita – Summer paradises by Alvar Aalto, presents summer homes designed by Aalto. Standard designs, one-off villas built for friends and acquaintances, plus the Aalto family’s own summer cottages transport visitors to the heart of the Finnish summer.
The exhibition is on show to the public in the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä from 22.5.2015 to 20.9.2015.
A significant number of the standard drawings for summer homes designed by Aalto were competition proposals. One of the best-known of these is the circular ‘Merry-go-round’, which Aalto designed for the Aitta magazine competition, in 1928.
As well as standard drawings for summer homes, the exhibition also presents designs commissioned from Alvar Aalto, including the Country Club at Kallvik, designed as a summer holiday spot for the staff of Enso Gutzeit, the Villa Oksala and the Aalto family’s own summer paradises, the Villa Flora and the Experimental House.
Besides drawings and text, the exhibition is built round scale models of summer cottages and some delightful 16 mm. film capturing the Aalto family on holiday in the 1920s. The exhibition was designed by Jonas Hakaniemi.
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The exhibition will be opened on Thursday 21.5.2015 at 18.00.
La dolce vita – Summer paradises by Alvar Aalto
In the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum
Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
open Tue–Sun 11.00–18.00
For further information about the exhibition, contact:
Curator Mari Murtoniemi, mari.murtoniemi(at)alvaraalto.fi, tel. +358 40 355 9162