Alva alto (1898-1976) is the modern architect of Finland, the advocator of humanized architecture theory, and also a design master and artist.
In 1947, Alva alto was awarded the honorary doctor of arts degree of Princeton university in the United States. In 1955, Alva alto was elected as an academician of the Finnish academy of sciences. In 1957, he was awarded the gold medal of the royal institute of architects. In 1963, Alva alto was awarded the gold medal of the American institute of architects.
The main creative idea of alva alto is to explore the modern construction road of nationalization and humanity. He believed that industrialization and standardization must serve the people's life and adapt to the spiritual requirements of people.The creation of a wide range, from regional planning and design of urban planning to the city center, from civil building to industrial buildings, from interior design to the design of the furniture and lamps and lanterns, and daily crafts, everything. Simplicity and practicality are the characteristics of Finnish design, which is the essence of Finnish design. Finns are particularly good at using natural resources for design purposes. Alvar Aalto pioneered a new way of furniture design, creating "flexible wood" technology in the 1930s that cleverly molded birch trees into smooth curves. The experiments created the most innovative chairs of the time, when alto glued the layers together and molded them into plywood.