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Artek

Artek

"Managing Artek for five years was a happy by-product of our collaboration with the Swedish company Proventus. Our tenure there as managers and part-owners culminated in a series of initiatives in sustainability, neutral materials and heritage." | Tagged

Seeking investment for his eponymous brand a deal is cut with Proventus, some shares swapped and Tom becomes part owner and Creative Director of the iconic Finnish furniture company Artek. The development of the company is initiated with a variety of projects including collaborations with Eero Arnio, the putting back into production of Alvar Aalto’s lighting collections, the recycling project Second Cycle and pavilions with Shiguru Ban.

"Managing Artek for five years was a happy by-product of our collaboration with the Swedish private finance company Proventus. Our tenure there as managers and part-owners culminated in a series of initiatives in sustainability, neutral materials and heritage."