The design of the Alvar Aalto Vase by Iittala, believe it or not, is over 80 years old. It was initially part of a series of glass vases by Finland architect and designer, Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). This iconic design is considered one of the most famous glass objects in the world and first launched in the mid-1930s. And after 80 years the vase continues to be an integral part of modern design. Yes, the Alvar Aalto Vase by Iittala is a timeless class in the world of home décor.
Aalto, together with his wife Aino Marsio, a fellow architect, built a world-renowned architecture and design brand. Also, he became known as a master of modern architecture. Aalto’s designs encompassed private residences around the world as well as public structures and institutions. Many included concert halls, museums, universities, and libraries. From these designs, Aalto created his furniture and housewares, which included the Alvar Aalto Vase by Iittala.
Just like with many of Aalto’s architectural designs, nature is top of mind when he created the vase. Inspired by the waves in water, Aalto created the ripples of the design. Then, he manipulated the waves vertically giving continuous movement to the vessel. The vase is handcrafted at the Iittala glass factory in Finland. Also, you can find the vase in a variety of colors and sizes.
Belonging to Alvar Aalto's 80th-anniversary collection by Iittala, this vase is a suitable icon of innovative style and Finnish design. Mouth-blown and also entirely made at the Iittala glass manufacturing facility in Finland, each vessel takes seven artisans, 12 job phases as well as 30 hours of manufacturing to produce.