Diverse design – 30 years of passionate collecting

Pertti Männistö’s Aalto Collection

You are invited to view the world’s finest private Aalto collection! You are free to tour this virtual exhibition, to explore the fascinating objects and the stories behind them.

The collector Pertti Männistö’s comprehensive collection spans more than a thousand objects designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto: furniture, lights, glassware and details of interiors. Männistö is particularly interested in the early stages of the Aaltos’ design, and the collection includes a number of rarities alongside familiar design classics.

The exhibition, held at the Alvar Aalto Museum in 2021, is the first time the full scope of Männistö’s collection has been shown to the general public. It is the result of a collaboration between the Museum and the collector, and is a realization of their shared goals: to record the Aaltos’ enormously influential design heritage and to make it better known.