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The pressed glass tumbler made a splash when design legend Aino Aalto debuted it in 1932. Since then, the drinkware has become a timeless classic of Finnish design. Inspired by ripples in the water, the Finnish glassware is space saving, stackable and versatile. Dishwasher safe and ideal for everyday. The glassware set now comes in sea blue.
Aino Aalto designed functionalism-inspired housewares for contemporary homes. Her approach was steeped in the Modernism architectural style which emphasized an honest use of materials and affordable mass production. One of Aalto’s most notable designs for Iittala is her pressed glassware, inspired by the circles that form when a stone is thrown into the water. First seen at a design competition held by the Karhula Glass Factory in 1932, Aalto’s Bölgeblick entry won her second place. The glassware went into production that same year and continues to prove that essential design survives the test of time. The simple space-saving form permits stacking and versatility while the timeless design still keeps the Aino Aalto series fresh eighty years later.
Aino Aalto (born Aino Mandelin-Marsio, 1894-1949) was a pioneer of Finnish design. Born in Helsinki, Finland, she received her architecture degree in 1920 from Helsinki Polytechnic. In 1924, Aino joined famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s firm. That step proved fateful for Aino both professionally and personally when she soon married Alvar, creating a lifelong partnership that built an international design legacy. The couple worked closely until Aino’s death, collaborating on several projects that have left a significant mark on global design.
Independently from her husband, Aino is also known for her own individual contributions which helped bring modern Finnish design to the international arena. Her architectural exhibitions for Artek received the Gran Prix at the 1936 Milan Triennial. Aino also won the gold medal at the same competition for her “Aalto Glasses” which were inspired by the circles created by throwing rocks in the water. Eighty years later, the versatile, stackable “Aino Aalto” glassware continues to be a timeless classic for Iittala. Aino Aalto also designed buildings, interiors, furniture and textiles.
K366490Aino Aalto tumbler 22 cl sea blue 2 pcsThe pressed glass tumbler made a splash when design legend Aino Aalto debuted it in 1932. Since then, the drinkware has become a timeless classic of Finnish design. Inspired by ripples in the water, the Finnish glassware is space saving, stackable and versatile. Dishwasher safe and ideal for everyday. The glassware set now comes in sea blue.Iittalahttps://www.iittala.com/gb/en/collections/iittala/aino-aalto-tumbler-22-cl-sea-blue-2-pcs/p/k366490https://iittala.scene7.com/is/image/iittala/iittala%2Daino%2Daalto%2D22cl%2Dsea%5Fblue%2D2pcsOutOfStock16.016.0GBP/Dining/Dining/Glasses/Collections/Iittala/Aino Aalto/Designers/Aino Aalto/Sea blue/Glassware offerAino Aaltogb-en