• Iittala exclusive
  • Special edition

Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Glass 20cl Rio brown 2pcs

Designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto, the Aalto glasses were originally designed as an entry for a glass design competition in 1933. The glasses feature simplicity and functionality, both characteristic of Aino Aalto. The new glasses follow the original design and feature a warm Rio brown colour that Alvar Aalto liked to use in his projects in the 1930s. The special edition Aalto glasses are part of a series of new launches from the Iittala archives in honour of the remarkable design heritage. Impressive glass for short drinks or water and more.

Iittala exclusive: this item is only available at iittala.com and stores

Product Article Number
1066366
EAN
6411923678100
Width
8.1 cm
Length
8.1 cm
Height
8.6 cm
Weight
0.28 kg
Volume
0.2 l
  • 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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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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