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One for all!
by Sandra Hofmeister | 4/19/2009

Designs by architects have a long-standing tradition at Artek: As long ago as the 1930s the Finnish company was producing luminaires and furniture by Alvar Aalto - in 2009 a chair, bench and table by Shigeru Ban are to be added. The Japanese architect's design is based on a system of L-shaped modules which, arranged in different ways, can be put to various uses, making the 10-Unit System one for everything. The modules are made of UPM ProFi - a composite material of recycled paper and plastic. It will be interesting to see how this concept fares in reality.