Iittala Ruutu

Vase 115x140mm linen

Linen

Alvar Aalto

Created by French designers, Ronan and Erwan Boroullec, the vibrant design of Ruutu (‘diamond’ in Finnish) showcases the delicate fluidity of the mouthblown glass vase. The simple, perfectly symmetrical form belies the extensive process behind the making of Ruutu. Each unique vase takes seven of the best craftsmen at the Iittala Glass Factory a total of 24 hrs to produce. Likewise, the pure, even toned beauty of Ruutu’s vivid palette of watercolour hues best highlights Iittala’s coloured glass expertise. A true masterpiece. Simple shape displays flowers beautifully. The new linen colour adds natural elegance. Stunning alone or grouped in a collection. A striking glass art object for any interior.

Ruutu vase 115x140mm linen
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Hand wash only
Product Article Number
1052180
EAN
6411923668118
Width
11.5 cm
Height
14 cm
Weight
0.46 kg
Ruutu

The delicate simplicity of the Ruutu (“diamond” in Finnish) vase by designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec belies the intricate process it takes the most skilled artisans at the Iittala Glass Factory to create the perfectly symmetrical pieces. Each vase is a masterpiece taking seven craftspersons a full twenty-four hours to produce. A modern classic, the vibrant fluidity of the Ruutu mouthblown glass vase has earned it the prestigious iF Product Design Award and the Red Dot Award. In 2020, the Ruutu collection will be complemented with handmade ceramic vases that share the same simple, perfectly symmetrical design. Hand-finished with a lively glaze that reflects light beautifully, the Ruutu vases look elegant when grouped or alone.

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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.

Aalto’s unique aesthetic helped to define Finnish design as well as introduce it to a global audience. Aalto hallmarks include a harmonious relationship with nature, functionalism combined with beauty, excellent attention to details and an ingenious use of materials. Aalto’s designs were already being exhibited internationally as early as the 1930s, including at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. When Aalto premiered his “Savoy Vase” at the 1930 New York World’s Fair, it instantly caused a sensation with its dynamic wavy design that was as alive and fluid as the Finnish lakes that inspired it. The legendary vase is one of the world’s most famous glass objects and remains a timeless staple for Iittala.