A true original
Deeply inspired by the nature in Aalto's native Finland, the flowing form seen in the Aalto vase appeared from his surroundings. The asymmetrical design of the Aalto (‘wave’ in English) vase was first seen at the 1937 Paris World Fair, making it an instant international success. The simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement at the time and it continues to be one of the most iconic glass objects of all time.
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.