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Iittala Aalto bowl 40mm x 136mm CLEAR, by Alvar Aalto

Iittala Aalto bowl 40mm x 136mm CLEAR, by Alvar Aalto

Iittala Aalto bowl 40mm x 136mm CLEAR, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto bowl 40mm x 136mm CLEAR, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto bowl 40mm x 136mm CLEAR, by Alvar Aalto

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A charming and practical evolution of the iconic Aalto form -

The Clear Aalto bowl is a refined and insightful evolution of the classic Aalto vase shape.

 This bowl is the 40mm x 136mm version of the iconic design and is a practical and versatile design to have around the home. Today the vase is known simply by the name of its creator, Finnish designer Alvar Aalto and has been around for an amazing 70 years.

The Iittala 40mm x 136mm Aalto bowl is practical and versatile

The Aalto bowls are practical, versatile and perfect for your modern home

The true inspiration behind this legendary shape is somewhat vague and ambiguous. Theories range from the more obvious world of modernist abstract painting and sculpture, through to the more abstract shorelines of Finland's fjords, or the captivating shape of a puddle.     

The design first appeared at the 1936 World Fair under the eye-catching title of 'The Eskimo Woman's Leather Breeches,' which either leads to another sphere of influence, or reveals that Aalto was creating a sense of fun with the design, depending upon your viewpoint.

It would later become known as the Savoy vase, after the name of a new luxury restaurant in Helsinki that opened in 1937. Alvar Aalto together with his wife Aino designed custom furnishings and fixtures and the organically shaped vase took pride of place.


Could views like these have been the inflence behind many of Aalto's designs? His designs such as the Paimio chair display great cohesion and design flair.

The beautiful free-form lines of this stunning vase still look as fresh and contemporary today, as they did back in the thirties. In many ways, it contains the quintessential qualities of Finnish design: originality, straightforwardness, and aesthetic sophistication.   

Apparently, Aalto added to the enigmatic quality of the Savoy vase by never demonstrating how his glass designs should be used, instead he wanted the user to decide. This is an interesting perspective that offers a freedom of expression and imagination to every owner. Alternatively, he may have acted in this manner because he wasn't very good at flower arranging?...

The iconic Aalto vase form is available in a variety of sizes and colours...

Who knows? Who cares! This is a true design icon and every design conscious home should have at least one. The Aalto Vases and bowls can be displayed as a group, or as a piece of art in their own right.

The Aalto bowls offer a similar versatility and can be used for serving nibbles, storing jewellery or even just for decoration...

A pleasure to own and the perfect gift for any occasion...

Each lead-free crystal piece is mouth-blown into a mold and hand-polished. Please note that this item is not dishwasher safe.

Product Code: Aalto 40136CLEAR
Dimensions: H: 40mm, L:136mm
Finish-Type: Gloss
Material: Lead-free crystal glass

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