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Artek Kanto Magazine and Firewood Rack
The Kanto Rack by Artek is a simple, but elegantly bent U-shape rack made out of a single length of form-pressed birch plywood. The top bend provides a convenient handle for easy moving. The Kanto Magazine and Firewood Rack was designed by Pancho Nikander.
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business strategy of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means”. The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.