Born in 1898 Aalto is one of the most important Finnish architect's of the 20th century who was a central figure in international modernism. His designs whether buildings or product are iconic and have influenced many designers since. During a long and prolific career, Aalto designed buildings for almost all key public institutions, as well as standardised housing and private homes. One of the co-founders of Artek, Aalto left a legacy with lasting resonance. His Artek 60 Stool is one of his most simple yet memorable designs.