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  He became a member of the Congrés Internationaux d´Architecture Moderne in 1928. In 1929 with Otto Korhonen he established an experimental plywood workshop in Turku. In 1935, he founded a furniture design company, Artek, with Harry and Marie Gullichsen and in the same year patented a cantilevered chair support made of wood.


Aalto´s work was shown to great acclaim in London at the exhibition of Finnish design held at Fortnum and Mason in 1933, at the Paris 1937 Exhibition and the New York 1939 World Fair. In 1957, he was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  

1898
1916
1921
1923-27
1924
1927-33
1933
1943-58
1946-48
1952
1955-
1963-68
1976
  born at Kuortane on February 3rd
matriculation from Jyväskylä Classical Lyceum
diploma of architecture from the Institute of Technology, Helsinki
private architectural office in Jyväskylä
married to architect Aino Marsio (died in 1949)
private architectural office in Turku
private architectural office In Helsinki
Chairman of the Association of Finnish Architects
Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
married to architect Elissa Mäkiniemi
member of the Finnish Academy
President of the Finnish Academy
died in Helsinki on May 11th