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Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 160mm Rio brown

Architect Alvar Aalto's iconic asymmetrical, soft waves, known as "aalto" in Finnish, combine function and sculpture in perfect harmony. Each vase in the Aalto collection undergoes a meticulous production process, starting with mouthblowing, followed by hand-cutting, and finally, several polishings by our master craftspeople at the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland. The 160mm vase features warm Rio brown colour, which is one of the original colours from the series, adding a touch of appeal to any room. Perfect for showcasing a bouquet of flowers or standing beautifully alone, the Aalto vase is a true embodiment of contemporary design. A thoughtful and beautiful gift for special occasions, an Aalto vase will surely be cherished for years to come.

Product Article Number
1007471
EAN
6411920058448
Width
20.8 cm
Height
16 cm
Weight
1.55 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Mouthblown glass
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth
  • Made in Finland
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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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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