Birch (& Bamboo). Finnish furniture company Artek was written up in Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Out of the Woods looks at Artek's commitment to sustainability � over seventy years of "good quality, sourcing local materials and using them economically"...Through founder Alvar Aalto's original commitment to efficiency and the current creative direction of Tom Dixon, Artek produces their original birch furniture and has launched the Bambu and 2nd Cycle series.
Pictured above are curved birch legs for the iconic Aalto stool.
(Pics: Henrik Duncker, Matti Pyykko, Marco Melander)