Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1898-02-03
Death 1976-05-11
Finns
Finnish

Biographical notes:

Finnish architect.

From the description of Aalto, Alvar, 1898-1976 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 193697446

In 1961, noted American architectural patron, curator and critic Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr. commissioned noted Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and his wife, architect Elissa Aalto, to design a suite of meeting areas on the 12th floor of the Institute of International Education's headquarters in New York City. Construction began in 1963 and was completed by 1966. Still extant, the Kaufmann Conference Rooms are among only four works completed by Aalto in the United States.

From the description of Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 269258979

In 1961, noted American architectural patron, curator and critic Edgar J. Kaufmann, Jr. commissioned the respected Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and his wife, architect Elissa Aalto, to design a suite of meeting areas on the 12th floor of the Institute of International Education’s headquarters in New York City, across from the United Nations complex. Construction began in 1963 and was completed by 1966. The New York architectural firm Harrison & Abramovitz coordinated the design and construction and Artek Oy Ab manufactured the furnishings. Still extant, the Kaufmann Conference Rooms are among only four works completed by Aalto in the United States.

From the guide to the Institute of International Education, Kaufmann Conference Rooms architectural drawings and papers, 1961-1966., (Columbia University. Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, )

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Subjects:

  • Art, Finnish
  • Architecture--United States--New York (State)--New York--Designs and plans
  • Architecture--United States--Designs and plans
  • Art--Finnish--Reproductions
  • Architecture--Designs and plans
  • Interior decoration--New York (State)--New York

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  • United States (as recorded)