Aalto Vase Copper - 160mm - des. Alvar Aalto, made by Iittala


By: Iittala

The Aalto vase's iconic shape was a revolutionary statement at the time of its design in 1936. Designed by architect Alvar Aalto, the vase has become synonymous with Finnish design and is one of the most famous glass objects in the world. The 160 mm vase (also known as the Savoy vase) now comes in this beautiful warm copper colour that perfectly compliments its organic form.

Each Aalto vase is mouth blown and hand-crafted at the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland. 

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

Approx dimensions:

  • Width 20.8 cm
  • Length 20.8 cm
  • Height 16 cm 
  • Weight 1.55 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.