Dimensions: 27cm high
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The iconic Aalto vase showcases tall flowers beautifully. An elegant gift that comes in its own anniversary gift package.
Finnish design legend Alvar Aalto's asymmetrical, fluid wave design for iittala is an iconic symbol of modern Nordic interior design. Each unique Aalto vase and bowl is mouth-blown at the iittala glass factory in Finland, hand cut and then polished several times.
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Since starting their glass factory in 1881, Finnish design brand Iittala has pioneered avant-garde design and coloured glass. Iittala brings together exciting, surprising and inspiring elements of contemporary culture to create something original and insightful while celebrating art and craft. They are famous for collaborating with skilled designers and artists who share their vision of experimental, playful, bold design with a creative edge.
Today, Iittala continues to be a pioneer in timeless Finnish design. By working with visionary, creative minds Iittala continues to build on the knowledge handed down from Iittala’s legendary designers and master craftspeople.
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Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is a recognised master of modern architecture and design. Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto began to make his distinct mark in design shortly after receiving his architectural degree from Helsinki Polytechnic in 1921. In 1924, Aalto married fellow architect Aino Marsio, creating a lifelong partnership that built an international design legacy.During his remarkable career, Aalto designed major public institutions including concert halls, museums, universities, libraries as well as private homes throughout the world. Aalto’s furniture and houseware designs derived organically from his architectural work.
Aalto’s unique aesthetic helped to define Finnish design as well as introduce it to a global audience. Aalto hallmarks include a harmonious relationship with nature, functionalism combined with beauty, excellent attention to details and an ingenious use of materials. Aalto’s designs were already being exhibited internationally as early as the 1930s, including at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. When Aalto premiered his “Savoy Vase” at the 1930 New York World’s Fair, it instantly caused a sensation with its dynamic wavy design that was as alive and fluid as the Finnish lakes that inspired it. The legendary vase is one of the world’s most famous glass objects and remains a timeless staple for Iittala.
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