I'm always on the lookout for old design magazines and catalogues as they always tidbits and valuable information about items that might not yet be identified or even known. Many years ago I started looking for a thin magazine issued four times per year between 1955 and 1964 by the company Asko Tehtaat Oy, which I've … Continue reading The Asko magazine 1955-1964
An Asko retrospective I visited the Lahti Historic Museum last weekend at the same time I was picking up an Eames Elliptical table. The city is known as the birthplace of Asko Avonius, who later founded the company which bears his first name. It was a retrospective from 1950 to 1970's and so reflected the … Continue reading An Asko retrospective
ASKO The furniture company Asko hits 90 years this year. Over time they have developed into a moderate design store with practically the same furniture like everyone else. But there was a time when Asko stood for innovativity, style and in particular good design. In the 60's and 70's it was the largest manufacturer of … Continue reading ASKO – the history of a legendary furniture company
ASKO BROCHURE I found an old Finnish Asko brochure from the early 60's. Where has all this furniture gone?