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Goebl Made New Artek Managing Director

Marianne Goebl (photo: R. Patterson)

BERLIN–Marianne Goebl has been appointed Artek’s new managing director starting July 1. Mirkku Kullberg will continue as president of Artek’s board of directors and joins Vitra as head of Vitra Home. Artek became part of Vitra in September 2013. Goebl most recently was director of the fairs Design Miami/ and Design Miami/ Basel, where sheMore »

Last updated: June 16, 2014

Vitra Acquires Artek


NEW YORK­-Vitra, the Swiss furniture manufacturer, has acquired Artek, the Finnish design company founded by architect and designer Alvar Aalto in 1935. For the past 20 years, Artek was owned by Proventus, a capital development privately held firm. “We are all so excited about the new partnership that has been sealed… in the world ofMore »

Last updated: September 11, 2013