- Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
- Material: Glass
- Hand wash only
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Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection
Vase 160mm clear
Design pioneer Alvar Aalto’s asymmetrical waves (“aalto” in Finnish) won the 1937 Paris World Fair. In the decades since, they’ve become an icon of Scandinavian interior design. Taking inspiration from the thousands of lakes in his native Finland, Aalto’s waves combine function and sculpture. Each Aalto vase goes through a multi-step production process at the Iittala Glass Factory. First, the vase is mouthblown, then hand cut before going through several polishings. The clear decorative glass vase is a versatile, striking addition to any home interior. Perfect gift idea.
- Product Article Number
- 20.8 cm
- 16 cm
- 1.55 kg
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.
Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.