The building, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, has been carefully thought out, and the same goes for the
furniture. Designed mostly by Aalto, it is a testament to the forward-thinking sustainability principles already implemented almost 50 years ago,  when the house opened. “People come here from all over just to see the building, the furniture, and the view,” says director Mikkel Harder from Denmark. “It is also one of the most welcoming places I can think of.” The Nordic House functions as a gallery, library, and social club, all at the same time. The library collects works in every Nordic language – apart from Icelandic.