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The inspired idea which is still today a guiding concept of Alivar originated in 1984. However the true origins go back to the 60's, an era in which the creative works of modern design masters could only be seen in museums or specialized reviews. The grand heritage of formal and functional design as expressed in furnishings and everyday domestic object was seen in a new light thanks to the Werkbund initiatives, the theories of the Neue Sachlichkert and the arts and crafts associations such as the British Arts and Crafts which provided a new insight into the dynamic mergins of arts, crafts and industry. - text from
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