Art, Design and Interior Architecture
Kirsi Gullichsen and Ulla Kinnunen
In the autumn of 1936, Finnish art patrons and industrialists Maire and Harry Gullichsen asked their friends, Alvar and Aino Aalto, to design a home for them. The design process turned into a vivid interaction between architects and clients, and the resulting residence, Villa Mairea, became one of the masterpieces of 20th-century Modernist architecture and design. It also became a lifelong project for Maire Gullichsen, the house’s namesake. This book documents the interiors of Villa Mairea, built in 1938-39. This volume focuses on the rich world of works of art, design objects, furniture, light fittings and textiles inside the walls of the house. With outstanding essays by architect Kristian Gullichsen, artist Carolus Enckell, interior designer Ben af Schultén and art historian Renja Suominen-Kokkonen.
316 pp / 150 b&w and 160 color
Retail Price: $195.00
Mairea Foundation, Finland