Eliel Saarinen: Hvittrask, 1902. An updated Finnish sofa with woven carpet meant to be draped over the body during the cold Finnish winter nights. Traditionally this carpet would have been a reindeer hide.

Eliel Saarinen: Hvittrask, An updated Finnish sofa with woven carpet meant to be draped over the body during the cold Finnish winter nights. Traditionally this carpet would have been a reindeer hide.

Eliel Saarinen: Hvittrask, 1902. Saarinen recruited a reluctant local metal worker to provide decorative architectural metalwork throughout the compound. Many textures and material treatments are on offer here.

Eliel Saarinen: Hvittrask, Saarinen recruited a reluctant local metal worker to provide decorative architectural metalwork throughout the compound. Many textures and material treatments are on offer here.

Alvar Aalto: Cafe Aalto, 1955 Bookstore/cafe from the middle of Aalto's 50 year career. The space features many Aalto details including his crystalline shaped skylights projecting through the roof.

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Alvar Aalto: Alvar Aalto house, 1927 A fantastic piece of organic modern residential design. Aalto's layout of this house perfectly blended his private home life with his working life during the early part of his career. It demonstrates effective master planning and his ability to create comfortable refined spaces without extravagance.

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Eliel Saarinen: Hvittrask, 1902: This communal living compound built with fellow architects and business partners Herman Gesellius and Armas Lindgren was used as both a home and office. It is now a museum open to the public well worth the 30 minute drive from Helsinki. The design consists of updated traditional Finnish detailing and imagery. It was deeply influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement.

Eliel Saarinen: Hvittrask, 1902: This communal living compound built with fellow architects and business partners Herman Gesellius and Armas Lindgren was used as both a home and office. It is now a museum open to the public well worth the 30 minute drive from Helsinki. The design consists of updated traditional Finnish detailing and imagery. It was deeply influenced by the Arts & Crafts movement.

We here at HWA draw much inspiration from the Scandinavian region and American modernism. For that matter, we are all about San Francisco Bay area regional modernism of the mid-20th century cross pollinated with Scandinavian architects and designers in the years following World War 2. We made a visit to Scandinavia not long ago and gathered the following inspirational images: Eliel Saarinen 1-Hvittrask, 1902: This communal living compound built with.

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Skogskyrkogarden, 1917-1940 This cemetery designed with Sigurd Lewerentz was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994. The landscape and buildings creates place of tranquil reflective quiet

Skogskyrkogarden, This cemetery designed with Sigurd Lewerentz was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in The landscape and buildings creates place of tranquil reflective quiet

Eric Gunnar Asplund: Stockholm Public Library, 1928

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Alvar Aalto: Alvar Aalto house, 1927. Simple traditional exterior materials were used in modern ways. Perfectly comfortable and perfectly elegant.

Alvar Aalto: Alvar Aalto house, Simple traditional exterior materials were used in modern ways. Perfectly comfortable and perfectly elegant.


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