Aino Maria Marsio-Aalto (born Aino Maria Mandelin; 25 January 1894 – 13 January 1949) was a Finnish architect and a pioneer of Scandinavian design. She is known as a co-founder of the design company Artek and as a collaborator on its most well-known designs. As Artek's first artistic director, her creative output spanned textiles, lamps, glassware, and buildings. It has been discovered that it was Aino who completed the first work commissioned through Artek which was the Viipuri Library in 1935. Her work is in the MoMA's permanent collection and the MoMA has included her work in 9 exhibitions. Aino Aalto’s first exhibition was Art in Progress: 15th Anniversary Exhibitions: Design for Use at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, NY in 1944. Other major exhibitions were at Barbican Art Gallery in London and Chelsea space in London. Aino Aalto has been exhibited with Pablo Picasso.
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Aino Maria Marsio-Aalto (25. januar 1894–13. januar 1949), fødd Mandelin, var ein finsk arkitekt og formgjevar. Ho var gift med Alvar Aalto. Aino Aalto arbeidde i arkitektkontoret til mannen sin, og formgav mellom anna møblar, keramikk, glas og lamper. I lag med Alvar Aalto, Nils-Gustav Hahl og Maire Gullichsen grunnla ho Oy Artek Ab, der ho fungerte som administrativ leiar frå 1941 til 1949.[nn]