Artek's 2nd Cycle: Nothing Old is Ever Reborn


Alvar Aalto once said, "Nothing old is ever reborn, but neither does it totally disappear. And that which has once been, will always reappear in a new form." This is a fitting sentiment for Artek's new line (we've featured them before), called 2nd Cycle, which reclaims old Artek pieces that are upwards of 50, 60, 70 years old. Rather than refinishing or refurbishing them, the pieces are left as is, telling the story of their long lives through the scratches, dents and patina that comes from kicking around for the better part of a century. Like your favorite jeans, they believe that the pieces only get better with age; that they still exist and still look good is a testament not only to the quality craftsmanship, but to the timeless designs that will still work in another 50 years. Hit the jump for more pics; see all the pieces, and read some of their stories at ::Artek via ::Apartment Therapy