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Design pioneer Alvar Aalto took inspiration from the natural beauty of his native Finland to create the iconic asymmetrical waves (“aalto” in Finnish) that have become his creative signature from architecture to glass. A globally recognized symbol of timeless Scandinavian interior design, each unique Aalto vase is mouthblown, hand cut and then polished several times at the Iittala glass factory. Clear glass is a versatile, striking addition to any home interior. The Aalto vase’s new size is ideal for showcasing long-stemmed flowers. Makes a perfect gift.
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; usually orders are delivered within 6-9 days. Express delivery takes 2-3 business days.
Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge until 7.1.2024.
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.