Simply classic

The shape that moves. Looking like nothing else, the Aalto Collection laid the foundation for timeless design. Compared to the decorative objects of that time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement when it arrived in 1936. Ever since it has become an icon of Finnish design and one of the world’s most famous glass objects. Simple yet rebellious, it’s the shape that moves.

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is undoubtedly one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. Aalto believed that good design should be a part of and a complement to everyday life so he created sensible products that would capture this idea. The vases are just a few of the organic forms created from Aalto’s design philosophy.

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Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 160 mm rain
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 160 mm rain
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 120 mm salmon pink
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 120 mm salmon pink

An icon of modern design

"The most famous of the objects designed by Aalto is the Aalto vase, which was first seen at the 1937 Paris World Exposition. Independently and together with his wife Aino Aalto, Alvar Aalto designed a number of versatile objects. 

In 1936, Alvar Aalto created his classic series of glass vases. The Alvar Aalto Collection has been a staple of modern Scandinavian design and the most iconic series in the Iittala range ever since.

With their eternal and flowing form, Aalto vases seems to mimic the water they hold. Today, just as then, each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection is mouth blown at the Iittala glass factory. Created in a wide range of colours and sizes, a vase from the Alvar Aalto Collection is a pleasure to own or give as a gift."

'Don't forget to play' - Alvar Aalto

The pioneer of Finnish design

Born in Kuortane in 1898, Alvar Aalto made his name as a master of modern architecture through his unique style and exceptional talent. He worked closely with his wife Aino Aalto.

Aalto designed concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums and private homes, among others, all around the world. His works were exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art already in the 1930s. Aalto also designed several objects which were originally intended to become parts of buildings and decorations.

Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 251 mm desert
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 251 mm desert
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 120 mm clear
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 120 mm clear
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 160 mm white
Alvar Aalto Collection Vase 160 mm white
Alvar Aalto Collection Finlandia vase 251 mm clear
Alvar Aalto Collection Finlandia vase 251 mm clear