Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 220mm white

Global design pioneer Alvar Aalto combined simple design with a craftsman’s expertise to create iconic pieces of home decor that are functional and sculptural. His asymmetrical wave shape for Iittala won the 1937 Paris World Fair and became his creative signature from architecture to glass. Inspired by the thousands of lakes in his native Finnish landscape, each legendary Aalto vase goes through a multi-step process at the Iittala Glass Factory. The crystal is mouthblown then the pieces are hand cut before going through several polishings. The tall vase showcases long-stemmed bouquets while the cool white colour adds simple sophistication to any home design. Perfect gift idea.

Product Article Number
1024741
EAN
6411923660037
Width
11.2 cm
Length
14 cm
Height
22 cm
Weight
1.09 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: 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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Free standard delivery to all purchases for Myiittala members.

Standard delivery cost is 9.90 €. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 8-13 days. Express deliveries arrive within 5-8 business days.

Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.

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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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