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abc Collection Simple, good and authentic design. It’s the alphabet of living.


Artek abc Collection 1  / 2013


H55 Elissa Aalto, 1955 Architect Elissa Aalto was working as an assistant in her husband Alvar Aalto’s office in 1955, when he was invited to design the Finnish housing section of the Hälsingborg Exhibition in Sweden. Entitled H55, the exhibition featured important names from architecture and design from several countries. In his contribution, Aalto used elements from a housing project he had created for Tiergarten in Berlin. One detail featured in the apartment was the Elissa Aalto‑designed H55 fabric. H55 Cotton Fabric Material: 100% Cotton Width: 150 cm

H55 Coated Cotton Material: Acrylic Coated Cotton Width: 150 cm

H55 Canvas Cotton Material: 100% Cotton Width: 150 cm


H55 Napkin Material: 100% Cotton Size: 46 x 46 cm

H55 Apron Material: 100% Cotton Size: 78 x 85 cm

H55 Cushion Cover Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 50 x 50 cm

H55 Cushion Cover Material: Woven Wool Fabric Size: 50 x 50 cm

H55 Pot Holder Material: Cotton, Polyester Filling Size: 21,5 x 21,5 cm

H55 Place Mat Material: 100% Cotton Size: 35 x 44 cm

H55 Bag Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 41 x 41cm

H55 Cushion Cover Material: Woven Wool Fabric Size: 40 x 40 cm

H55 Oven Mitten Material: Cotton, Polyester Filling Size: 30 x 14 cm


Modular Candlestick Design: Tapio Wirkkala, 1970 Material: Stainless Steel Size: 20 x 14 cm

Zebra Cushion Cover Design: Artek Material: Woven Wool Fabric Size: 50 x 50 cm

Serving Bowl Design: Tapio Wirkkala, 1953–54 Material: Stainless Steel Size: 35 x 31,5 cm

Zebra Cushion Cover Design: Artek Material: Woven Wool Fabric Size: 40 x 40 cm


Siena Alvar Aalto, 1954 The Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto originally designed the Siena pattern for fabrics. His idea was that it could be used freely for different purposes. Aalto had a special fondness for Italy. In the course of his life he often returned to Italy, where he established important contacts and participated in architectural competitions and projects. Today, the architectural and light Siena is available in nearly 20 small products. Siena Cotton Fabric Material: 100% Cotton Width: 150 cm

Siena Coated Cotton Material: Acrylic Coated Cotton Width: 150 cm

Siena Canvas Cotton Material: 100% Cotton Width: 150 cm


Siena Curtain Material: 100% Cotton Size: 140 x 240 cm

Siena Blanket Material: 100% Merino Wool Size: 130 x 180 cm

Siena Cushion Cover Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 50 x 50 cm

Siena Bag Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 41 x 41 cm


Siena Large Tray Material: Plywood, Paper Size: 43 x 33 cm Siena Tea Towel, 2 pcs Set Material: Jacquard 56% Linen, 44% Cotton Size: 50 x 70 cm

Siena Apron Material: 100% Cotton Size: 78 x 85 cm

Siena Napkin Material: 100% Cotton Size: 46 x 46 cm

Siena Small Tray Material: Plywood, Paper Size: 27 x 20 cm

Siena Pot Holder Material: Cotton, Polyester Filling Size: 21,5 x 21,5 cm

Siena Place Mat Material: 100% Cotton Size: 35 x 44 cm

Siena Large Paper Napkin Material: Paper Size: 40 x 40 cm

Siena Square Trivet Material: Plywood, Paper Size: 21 x 21 cm

Siena Small Paper Napkin Material: Paper Size: 24 x 24 cm

Siena Coaster, 2 pcs Set Material: Plywood, Paper Size: 9 x 9 cm

Siena Oven Mitten Material: Cotton, Polyester Filling Size: 30 x 14 cm


Artek Stationery Collection The stationery collection is based on Artek’s ideology and craftsmanship – a unity of hand and mind. The new product range infuses small everyday objects with Artek’s values. They offer a convenient medium for observing, planning and thinking through writing or drawing. Posters and cards have been part of Artek’s range of prints since the 1930s, and they remain an elemental part of interior decoration and communication to this day. The Artek stationery collection is characterized by carefully chosen printing methods.

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Icon Poster – Paimio Design: Greige Material: Recycled Paper, Screen-Print Size: 50 x 70 cm

Icon Poster – Stool 60 Design: Greige Material: Recycled Paper, Screen-Print Size: 50 x 70 cm

Icon Poster – Beehive Design: Greige Material: Recycled Paper, Screen-Print Size: 50 x 70 cm

Icon Poster – Kiki Design: Greige Material: Recycled Paper, Screen-Print Size: 50 x 70 cm


Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form. Alvar Aalto, 1928

Nothing old is ever reborn, but neither does it totally disappear.

Make it yours.

Alvar Aalto, 1921

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Icon Poster – 10-Unit System Design: Greige Material: Recycled Paper, Screen-Print Size: 50 x 70 cm

Icon Cards, 5 pcs Set Design: Greige Material: Recycled Carton, Screen-Print Size: DIN A6

Quote Notebook – »Beauty is…« Design: Greige Material: Recycled Carton, White Paper Size: DIN A5, 32 pages Quote Notebook – »Nothing old is…« Design: Greige Material: Recycled Carton, White Paper Size: DIN A5, 32 pages Quote Notebook – »Make it yours.« Design: Greige Material: Recycled Carton, White Paper Size: DIN A5, 32 pages

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Quote Cards, 3 pcs Set Design: Greige Material: 300 g/sm White Paper Size: DIN A6

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Notepad – S Design: Greige Material: White Paper, Black Glue Size: DIN A6, 240 Sheets

Make it yours.

Nothing old is ever reborn, but neither does it totally disappear.

Beauty is the harmony of purpose and form.

Notepad – M Design: Greige Material: White Paper, Black Glue Size: DIN A5, 240 Sheets

Quote Carpenter’s Pencil, 3 pcs Set Design: Greige Material: Wood Size: 17,8 x 1,2 cm

Artek Ruler 20 cm Design: Artek Material: Beech Length: 20 cm

Artek Level Design: Artek Material: Aluminium Length: 40 cm

Artek Ruler 30 cm Design: Artek Material: Beech Length: 30 cm

Artek Folding Rule Design: Artek Material: Black Painted Beech Length: 2 m

Artek Architect’s Scale 1:5 1:20 1:100 Design: Artek Material: Aluminium Length: 20 cm

Artek Tape Measure Design: Artek Material: Plastic, Metal Length: 3 m


Propaganda Bag – »One Chair…« Design: Artek Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 38 x 43 cm Propaganda Bag – »Buy Now…« Design: Artek Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 38 x 43 cm Propaganda Bag – »Timeless Content…« Design: Artek Material: 100% Canvas Cotton Size: 38 x 43 cm

Stool 60 Poster + Aalto Chronology Design: Artek Material: 170 g/sm Paper Size: 50 x 70 cm

2nd Cycle Poster Stool 60 + Aalto Chronology Design: Artek Material: 170 g/sm Paper Size: 50 x 70 cm

2nd Cycle Poster Pirkka + Tapiovaara Chronology Design: Artek Material: 170 g/sm Paper Size: 50 x 70 cm


80 Years Stool 60 Poster Design: Greige Material: 200 g/sm Paper, Duotone Size: 50 x 70 cm

80 Years Stool 60 Poster Design: Kustaa Saksi Material: 300 g/sm Paper, Screen-Print Size: DIN A1

Artek 75 Years Poster Design: Kustaa Saksi Material: 300 g/sm Paper, Screen-Print Size: 100 x 140 cm Artek 75 Years Postcard Design: Kustaa Saksi Material: 300 g/sm Paper Size: DIN A5


Artek was founded in 1935 by four visionaries whose ideology and radicalism are today more vibrant than ever. With a firm belief in a grand synthesis of the arts, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl have created innovative and modern archetypes for human living. As a new era begins, the continuity of traditional methods of production ensures that Artek products age in style and last forever. Make it yours.


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The Artek abc Collection consists of small objects that integrate naturally into Artek’s furniture collection. The title is a reference to the alphabet of living: the products serve the small needs of daily life and please the eye, bringing joy to the everyday. The products in the Artek abc Collection are functional and beautiful objects that all have their own place. The Artek abc Collection is an annually growing range of small products for daily life. artek.fi

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