Aalto Vase Clear - 120mm - des. Alvar Aalto, made by Ittala

£95.00

By: Iittala

Design legend Alvar Aalto’s asymmetrical waves (“aalto” in Finnish) have become a timeless symbol of Scandinavian interior design since winning the 1937 Paris World Fair. Inspired by the thousands of lakes in his native Finland, the iconic Aalto vase combines form and function. Each unique glass vase goes through a multi-step production process at the Iittala Glass Factory: the crystal is mouth blown then the pieces are hand cut before going through several polishings.

The smaller size and clear colour of the 120mm Clear Aalto make the decorative vase a striking, versatile addition to any home design. 

An Aalto vase makes a thoughtful gift for a special occasion, such as a wedding or birthday.

Approx dimensions: 

  • Length 15.4 cm
  • Height 12 cm 
  • Weight 0.645 kg

Product Details:

  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Hand wash only
  • Made in Finland

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 colours 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. 

About Alvar Aalto (1898 - 1976)

Alvar Aalto is possibly the most enduringly influential of all Scandinavian designers. Although primarily an architect, he also successfully turned his hand to glassware, light fittings, furniture and even door handles.