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Aal·to(äl′tō), Alvar 1898-1976.
Finnish architect and furniture designer noted for his use of contrasting materials. His designs include the Abbey Library in Mount Angel, Oregon (1970).
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(Biography) Alvar (ˈalvar). 1898–1976, Finnish architect and furniture designer, noted particularly for his public and industrial buildings, in which wood is much used. He invented bent plywood furniture (1932)
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Alvar, 1898–1976, Finnish architect and furniture designer.
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