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Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase 120mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

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The 120mm Aalto Vase - A compact version of the elegant vase design - Part of the Ho Ho Hovember promotion.

The All White Aalto 120mm vase is an elegant evolution of a timeless classic, remaining instantly recognizable in this scaled down version. This vase looks sensational when used with its larger sibling the 160mm vase. Today the classi vase design is known simply by the name of its creator, Finnish designer Alvar Aalto and has been around for an amazing 70 years. This is the 120mm version of the iconic design, offering the same desirable features in a more compact form.

 Iittala Aalto Savoy Vase at Dream Icons 

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 1937 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.

     More aalto designs

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?...

Aalto Vases Also Known as Savoy Vase
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 Vase can be displayed as a group, or as a piece of art in its own right.

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 120WHITE
Dimensions: 120 x 150 x 125mm
Finish-Type: Gloss
Material: Hand-blown glass

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