Item: 09409

Iittala - Aalto Finlandia Vase 251mm Clear  by Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto Collection - Finlandia Vase: 251mm Clear

Design: Alvar Aalto

Inspired by nature, Alvar Aalto simplified design elements and used a craftsman’s knowledge of the material to create design that allows for various combination’s of use. The Aalto vase caused waves in 1937 when it was first presented at the Paris world exhibition.

The mysterious form made a strong statement against industrial production that failed to meet human needs. Today it is an icon of a design movement.

A shape constantly interpreted, the Alvar Aalto collection of vases, bowls and platters stays true to the original design concept. More than 70 years after the original debut, the design continues to provoke attention by letting the owner decide its use and complementing our busy lives with a touch of nature. Filled with fresh cut flowers or arranged with other collection pieces as works of art, this eternal classic is essential to the modern home.

The Aalto glass pieces have a multi-stage production. The non-leaded crystal is first mouth blown before going into a wooden mold to create the classic Aalto shape. The pieces are then hand cut and go through several polishing and finishing steps before they are completed, creating a piece worthy of permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. In addition to the standard Aalto colours, each year Iittala selects two new glass colors to run in limited production.

1933 Triennale, Milan, Gold Medal
1937 The Paris World Fair, Grand Prizen
1957 The Royal Gold Medal of Architecture, Great Britain
1963 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, USA
1972 Grande Medaille d'Or de l'Architecture 1972, France

Material: Mouth-Blown Glass

Made in Finland

Alvar Aalto Collection Finlandia Vase: 251mm | 9.88"

EAN Code: 6411920041983

€ 140,00

Delivery Time:
Approx. 2-4 weeks

€ 140,00
€ 140,00