What is sustainability in design? For Artek and Marimekko, it is a combination of high quality, longevity and strong ideology of true design. Now these two Finnish top design houses meet in Spiral Garden in Tokyo to present this approach in an exhibition entitled Be Honest.
This year Artek celebrates the 75th anniversary of Stool 60. Designed by the architect Alvar Aalto in 1933, this innovative yet simple stool is considered the archetype of functional furniture. To pay tribute to this icon, a dynamic installation of Artek stools will be created at Spiral Garden. For this celebration, the following international creators have been invited to get inspired and make their own version of the Aalto stool: Shigeru Ban, Tom Dixon, GROOVISIONS, Alvar Gullichsen, Harri Koskinen, Nami Makishi, Akira Minagawa, Monocle, Tetsuya Nakamura, Yukiharu Takematsu and Katja Tukiainen.