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Advisory Board member Katherine Mierzwa's reprisal of her exciting 2019 trip to Finland. Katherine and her husband spent two weeks roaming the cities and countryside of southern Finland visiting 20 of Alvar Aalto’s (1898-1976) iconic buildings, and saw lots of stunning new architecture along the way. If you’ve ever dreamed of going to Finland and wonder what it’s like, where to go and how to see the best modern architecture and Scandinavian design, this virtual travelog is worth a look.

Finland is known for its happy people, its pristine lakes and endless forests of spruce, pine and birch. It is internationally-recognized for its good design - inspired by nature and woven seamlessly into everyday life.

It surrounds you wherever you go in Finland - in the buildings of heroic architects like Alvar Aalto, Eliel Saarinen and Erik Bryggman; in its crafts - from glassware artist Tapio Wirkkala, ceramicist Kaj Franck and lighting designer Louis Poulsen; in its classic curvy furniture from Artek, Arne Jacobsen, and Verner Panton; and in internationally-known brands like Marimekko fabrics, Iitala glassware and Fiskar scissors..

Zoom recording link of the event: 


Places to Visit List here.

Books to read here.