Alvar Aalto’s boat
Nemo Propheta in Patria
Alvar Aalto designed the motor boat Nemo propheta in patria for use on Lake Päijänne. The boat was the only way of reaching the island of Muuratsalo in the 1950s.
Aalto gave the boat the name NEMO PROPHETA IN PATRIA - No-one is a prophet in their own land.
The boat as a form fascinated Alvar Aalto. Comparatively speaking, he made more drawings for the boat than for his other structures.
source: Alvar Aalto museo
photo by trevor patt flickr