Inside the Villa Mairea: Art, Design and Interior Architecture (Alvar Aalto Museum & Mairea Foundation, 2009) has become the definite guide to the unique house designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto for the Gullichsen family in 1939. The book gives a detailed analysis and descriptions of the building’s architectural details, furniture, artwork, and presents also glimpses of the family life in this remarkable building. Contributions by Kristian Gullichsen, Kirsi Gullichsen, Renja Suominen-Kokkonen, Ben af Schultén, and many more.
With its focus on the interiors of the villa, this book deals with furnishings, works of art and design objects, as well as the underlying ideology of beauty for the everyday. The modern aims and dreams of the clients and the architects, as well as their joint project, the firm Artek, intertwine in the history of the interiors. The original Artekian recipe is visible in the interior ensemble, which is composed of high quality furnishings, skilfully designed utensils, handicraft products and textiles acquired from Finland and around the world – and exquisite international modern art. This Mairean composition, which gradually evolved into its present form over the course of time, creates the unique Villa Mairea tone.
– Inside the Villa Mairea: Art, Design and Interior Architecture (Alvar Aalto Museum & Mairea Foundation, 2009), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The beautiful book is lavishly illustrated with photographs.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings, The binding is fine. The dust jacket has some edge wear and some signs of shelf wear and use.