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The First Modern Couple

"This company, Artek, and the Aaltos had a concept whose message and meaning transcend time. They were the creative force; there's no question. Individually and as a couple. Both were valid. That's what's so interesting about creative partnerships. You can certainly think of Charles and Ray Eames, buy there's a fundamental difference between them and Alvar and Aino, which is that Alvar and Aino were both trained architects."
—Curator Nina Stritzler-Levine in conversation with Paul Makovsky, Metropolis.

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