Artek was founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was "to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means."
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design, developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art. Artek combines modern production methods with expert craftsmanship, keeping within the original vision of Alvar Aalto.
Regional sourcing, sustainability, and safety are core values of Artek and its partners, ensuring ethical manufacture and design of the highest quality. Lekker Home is proud to be one of only a few Artek showrooms in New England.