Alvaar Aalto had nature as a model when he started to design, contrasting the style of the followers of the Bauhaus movement. His designs are organic creations that are influenced by the Scandinavian landscape.
Alvar Aalto designed the 100 Paravent for the Finnish company Artek in 1938, which he founded. The total length of 2 metres and the height of 1.5 metres can be rolled in order to be stored without the need of much space. The flexible plywood processing of pine wood is the reason why the screen can be placed alone in a room, without holding walls. Thereby the screen has the organic form of waves. This is a thing that distinguishes the designer’s creations and architectural work.
The flexible 100 Paravent by Artek made of clear painted pine wood is able to separate rooms elegantly, to re-design them or change their structure. If the screen isn’t used, it is easily rolled to be stored. This is how the room divider perfectly unifies the basic elements of the design of Alvar Aalto: Functionality paired with natural materials and an organic shape.