Arttu Brummer (1891 – 1951) Finnish designer

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Arttu Brummer (1891 – 1951) was a Finnish interior and glassware designer.


Brummer set up his own interior design office in 1913. He taught heraldry, composition, and furniture design, at Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki, from 1944-51. He was a designer for the Riihimaki glassworks. In the 1930s, he was editor of Domus, Milan. 

Brummer was a conservative counterpart to the functionalism of the 1930s, which in turn was represented by Alvar Aalto, among others. His style was between Art Deco and 1920s Classicism.

He became chair of the Finnish association of designers ORNAMO and member of the Finnish Industrial Design Association, and board of the Friends of Finnish Handicraft


Arttu Brummer, ask med lock, Riihimäki 1934
Arttu Brummer, ask med lock, Riihimäki 1934
Taide-esine (Artglass) , 1932
Taide-esine (Artglass) , 1932


Arttu Brummer. (22.12.2018). Wikipedia, Retrieved 20.23, 26.01.2021 from //

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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