Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 180mm clear 1937

Architect Alvar Aalto drew inspiration from nature to create his signature waves. True symbols of Scandinavian glass design, each Aalto vase is mouthblown, hand cut and polished at the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland. In 1936, when the Aalto vases were first designed, the sand used to make glass wasn't as pure as the sand we use today. That's why one of the original colours used for Aalto vases had a light green shade, a colour which we today refer to as "1937 clear". The new 180mm Aalto vase in 1937 clear is an Aalto original from the 1930s, but it is smaller in size, making it suitable for individual flowers or small seasonal bouquets.

Product Article Number
1066192
EAN
6411923677868
Width
7.4 cm
Length
7.4 cm
Height
18 cm
Weight
0.35 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 5-12 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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