Reason and Intuition: Alvar Aalto and Ola Kolehmainen



An exhibition at John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, currently being restored by Jestico + Whiles, brings together the work of Finnish modernist architect and designer Alvar Aalto and Finnish artist Ola Kolehmainen. More than 40 of Aalto’s chairs, tables, lights, glassware and textiles fill the historic manor house, while the gallery features Kolehmainen’s large-scale architectural photographs. Visitors can pore over Aalto’s original designs, photographs and plans for private houses and watch artist Elena Näsänen's film Passerby, in which a woman spends an entire day in Helsinki photographing Aalto buildings.

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