alvar aalto flower vase set

alvar aalto flower vase set

alvar aalto flower vase set

Design Alvar Aalto, 1936
Made in Finland by Iittala

Legendary shape. Alvar Aalto created the Aalto vase in various shapes, sizes and colors for Iittala and the World Fair in Paris in 1937. Supposedly, it is based on sketches made with the intriguing pseudonym "The Eskimo Woman's Leather Breeches", but Alvar Aalto was the son of a cartographer - perhaps the shapes are derived from the Finnish landscape and lakes.

As is typical with a great work of art, the shape has been reinterpreted ever since. Alvar Aalto would never demonstrate how his glass objects should be used, but wanted the user to decide. This freedom to interpret the origins and function may be what has helped keep the Aalto collection so contemporary and fresh. Pieces can be displayed as a group or as a single, exclusive work of art, a pleasure to own or to give as a present.

The Aalto vase has become one of the world's most famous glass objects, deservedly synonymous with Finnish glass art and with Iittala. It is exhibited in some of the world's most important design museums.

7" L | 14.2" h| Aalto flower set is available in clear only.

$2,200.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery)

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was born in Finland. Thanks to his original style and unique talents, Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. During his career, he designed many buildings in different parts of the world: concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums, and private homes, including the Villa Mairea. His furniture and lamps, often starting out as a part of the buildings he designed, are produced together with Finnish Artek.
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala creates beautiful objects... timeless design that will never be thrown away.
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