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Make yourself at home with Alvar Aalto!

Last week I walked through Aalto’s great Baker Dormitory at MIT,
and I had to take this photo (without the guy seeing me; yes it was a male!)
to show how the students live in Aalto’s masterpiece.

Then I got home, in Chicago, and leafing through the catalog for my favorite auction house.
Look what I saw!

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Estimate: $4000 – 6000.”

Now you wanna pick up your clothes? Just kidding. I think it’s great the guy’s so comfortable!