Saturday, May 21, 2011

Alvar Aalto Door Handle

On the one hand, when it comes to Alvar Aalto door handles at auction, you could say, "Nah, I'd really need to buy at least two."

On the other, the Finnish government's Alvar Aalto Association bought the Maison Louis Carre, Aalto's only surviving house in France, and has turned it into a study center/museum. So unless the owner of Valaistutyö tucked some more of these away, I don't think there'll be two coming down the pike anytime soon.

Get your bidding paddles and your repro calipers ready.

Lotnumber: 096A154 Alvar Aalto. Doorhandle, designed in 1956. L. 13.2 cm. Made by Valaistutyö Ky, Helsinki for Maison Carre, in 1956. Est EUR600-800 []
Maison Louis Carre []