Villa Mairea was designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto and completed in August 1939. The house is located in the area of Noormarkku Works. Aaltos designed this masterpiece as a home for their friends Maire and Harry Gullichsen. Harry Gullichsen was the CEO of the family company A. Ahlström Oy. Maire Gullichsen was a collector and a patron of the arts. Her foreign art collection is placed in Villa Mairea.