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Glass vase from Alvar Aalto

With the Findlandia collection Iittala completes the Savoy series. Almost identical in shape, but higher than the original and slightly tapered towards the bottom, the Finlandia - vase is particularly suitable for larger bouquets and long-stemmed flowers.

While many European designers glorified the revolution of machines, their Scandinavian colleagues turned to nature. Alvar Aalto was one of the trendsetters with his organic forms, as in the Savoy Vase. His vase is world famous. The same natural forms appear again and again in his work: in the undulating walls of the Finnish pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair, in the architecture of the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, in armchairs, Spanish walls and tea trolleys.

Aalto was firmly convinced that design should be human down to the smallest detail. At Iittala 's request, Alvar created Aalto created for the 1937 World's Fair in Paris the Aalto vase in various shapes, sizes and colours. Alvar Aalto was the son of a cartographer - perhaps the shapes of the vase are based on Finnish landscapes and lakes.

The timeless Aalto -vase is one of the most famous glass objects in the world, it is synonymous with Finnish glass art and the manufacturer Iittala . The so called Savoy Vase by Alvar Aalto is exhibited in the most important design museums in the world.

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Item no.152614
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Handwash only Handwash only
MaterialMouth-blown glass
ColourMoss green
DimensionsHeight: 25.1 cm, Depth: 19 cm, Length: 20 cm
Weight1.7 kg (without packaging)
CleaningHandwash only
EAN6411923660730
DesignAlvar Aalto
Design awardsMuseum of modern art (moma)
CategoryVases
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Youtube video about the creation of a Aalto vase from iittala

The design is one of the most famous glass objects in the world. The video shows all the production steps of the popular Aalto vase. The master glassblower from Finland comments on the individual work steps of the icon made of glass with Finnish soul.

 

Aalto Vases from Iittala

It takes 7 craftsmen, 12 steps, 100 °C and 10 hours to make one Aalto vase. Each vase is mouth-blown by skilled craftsmen in Iittala, Finland. With unwavering pride, the master craftsmen work to bring the unconventional shapes to life. Every single Aalto vase is unique.

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