Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 145mm Finnish sand limited edition

Available 10th of September

From a small grain of sand, craftsmanship can create something special. Usually, the sand used to make the glass mass at the Iittala glass factory comes from Belgium due to its suitable qualities to produce pure, clear glass. However, we have now produced a limited edition batch of Aalto vases made from Finnish sand. The sand from Karstula imparts a beautiful green color to the glass. Each vase is mouth-blown in a traditional wooden mold, giving it a lively surface and a unique finish that cannot be achieved any other way. The number of vases that can be blown with one mold is very limited. This vase stands as a statement piece for Finnish design and is presented in a special wooden box.

  • Numbered limited edition of 100 pieces
  • Mouth-blown and handcrafted in Finland
  • Comes in a special wooden package

Product Article Number
1075876
EAN
6411923684262
Height
14.5 cm
Weight
2.3 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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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 5-12 business days. Express delivery takes 2-8 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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