Screen 100: Alvar Aalto's Legacy
In contrast to followers of the Bauhaus movement, who celebrated linear formalism, designer Alvar Aalto used nature for inspiration. His designs are organic creations that are influenced by the Scandinavian landscape.
Alvar Aalto designed the Screen 100 for the Finnish company Artek in 1938, a company he founded. With a total length of 2 meters and a height of 1,5, the room divider can be rolled together to save space. Thanks to the flexible pine plywood production, the screen can be placed and arranged free-standing, as you desire. This leads to the room divider having an organic wave shape. A trademark of the designer, which comes up in many of his product designs and architectural works.
With the flexible screen made from pine wood with clear varnish, rooms can be divided elegantly, created from scratch or restructured. If it isn’t needed, the Screen 100 by Artek can easily be rolled together for storage. Thus, the Screen 100 perfectly combines the basic elements of Alvar Aalto’s design: functionality paired with natural materials and organic shapes.