Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 160mm dark grey

Matti Klenell

Inspired by the many lakes in his native Finland, design legend Alvar Aalto’s fluid waves (“aalto” in Finnish) made quite a splash when they won the 1937 Paris World Fair. Since then, Aalto’s waves have become a timeless symbol of Scandinavian home design and his creative signature from architecture to glass. Each iconic Aalto vase is mouthblown, then hand cut before going through several polishings at the Iittala Glass Factory. The glass vases make a striking addition to any home interior while the dark grey colour adds elegance. The wider size showcases fuller flower arrangements. A perfect gift idea.

Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160mm dark grey
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Hand wash only
Product Article Number
1020905
EAN
6411923657037
Length
20.8 cm
Height
16 cm
Weight
1.55 kg
Alvar Aalto Collection

In 1936, Alvar Aalto’s series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most famous glass objects in the world.

Each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection continues to be mouth blown at the Iittala factory and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes. The Collection is a staple of modern Scandinavian design and Iittala’s most iconic series. Additional items inspired by Aalto and created by Pentagon Design such as steel bowls, wooden platters and votives can also be found in the Alvar Aalto Collection. 

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Matti Klenell

Matti Klenell

Matti Klenell (b.1972) is a Swedish designer known for his continual explorations into the Nordic design philosophy of form and function. Much like craftsmen during the dawn of industrialism, Klenell seeks to obtain the richest artistic expression within the possible limitations of the production process. His goal is to bring his creations to life by giving them character and personality. His global clientele includes BRIO, Moooi and Muuto. His multi-faceted approach to design allows him to work within many platforms including one-man exhibitions of his art glassware. Klenell has received much recognition for his work including the Red Dot Design Award for the Lempi drinking glass that he created for Iittala.