Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 250mm Rio brown wood mold

Rio brown

Architect Alvar Aalto designed the Aalto collection in 1936. It won gold at the Karhula Iittala glass competition, making them the entry work to the Paris World Fair in 1937. Since then, the vases have become an icon of Scandinavian design, featuring both function and sculpture. Each Aalto vase is created at the Iittala Glass Factory by several master craftspeople. The special 250mm vases are mouthblown to wooden moulds according to an original production method from the 1930s. Using wood on the mould creates a lively surface on the glass and makes the vases unique with crafted charm. The shape of the 250mm vase is an original from the 1930s with an updated size to suit tall flowers, stems and seasonal bouquets. The Rio brown colour is true to the original 1930s Aalto colours. Limited and numbered 2023 piece edition.
 

Product Article Number
1066197
EAN
6411923677912
Width
10.2 cm
Length
10.2 cm
Height
25 cm
Weight
1 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Mouthblown glass
  • Hand wash only
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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Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 5-8 business days. Express delivery takes 2-3 business days.

Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.

Free standard delivery to all purchases for Myiittala members.

Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 5-8 business days. Express delivery takes 2-3 business days.

Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.


Iittala's designer Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is a recognized master of modern architecture and design. Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto began to make his distinct mark in design shortly after receiving his architectural degree from Helsinki Polytechnic in 1921. In 1924, Aalto married fellow architect Aino Marsio, creating a lifelong partnership that built an international design legacy. During his remarkable career, Aalto designed major public institutions including concert halls, museums, universities, libraries as well as private homes throughout the world. Aalto’s furniture and houseware designs derived organically from his architectural work.

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