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Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection

Vase 160 mm amethyst

Since winning the 1937 Paris World Fair, design legend Alvar Aalto’s asymmetrical wave (“aalto” in Finnish) shape has become his creative signature from architecture to glass. Combining simple design and a craftsman’s expertise, Aalto’s iconic glass vase is a staple of Scandinavian home design. The world famous Aalto vase perfectly showcases Aalto’s lifelong dedication to function and sculpture. Each unique non-leaded crystal vase is first mouthblown, then hand cut before going through several polishings at the Iittala Glass Factory. Ideal for wider flower bouquets. A striking piece of home décor or a memorable gift. The radiant amethyst colour transforms from a bluish tone to a vibrant violet hue according to the light.

Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160 mm amethyst
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Hand wash only
Product Article Number
1027132
EAN
6411923664592
Width
20.8 cm
Length
20.8 cm
Height
16 cm
Weight
1.55 kg
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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