Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 160mm opal

Heikki Orvola

Design pioneer Alvar Aalto combined simple design with a craftsman’s expertise to create iconic home design pieces that are functional and sculptural. Taking inspiration from the many lakes in his native Finland, Aalto’s asymmetrical, soft waves (“aalto” in Finnish) have become his creative signature from architecture to glass. Each precious vase is first mouthblown, then hand cut and polished at the Iittala Glass Factory. The legendary Aalto glass vases make a striking addition to any home interior while the opal colour brightens every space. The wider size showcases fuller flower arrangements. A perfect gift idea.

Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160mm opal
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Hand wash only
Product Article Number
1007042
EAN
6411920004452
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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Heikki Orvola

Heikki Orvola

Heikki Orvola (b.1943) is a driving force of Finnish design. His designs are woven into the everyday lives of Finns, who drink coffee from his cups, eat with his tableware and celebrate their most important moments with his glasses. Throughout Orvola’s prolific career, which began in the late 1960s, he has worked with a variety of materials including glass, ceramics, cast iron, enamel and textiles. Orvola has received many international accolades for his innovative work including Design Plus and the Kaj Franck Design Prize. In 2002, the Finnish president awarded Orvola with the honorary title of Professor for his achievements in design. His decades long collaboration with Iittala has resulted in many signature pieces including the popular Kivi candleholder, Carambola vase and Aika series.