Basket: 0 Items - £0.00 (View)

Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto
Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

Starting at: £115.00


Gift Wrapping ?




maximum characters allowed


Quantity:

The All White Aalto Vase - A timeless and elegant vase design -

The All-White Aalto vase offers an elegant and refined adaptation of the classic design, remaining instantly recognizable and always greatly valued. Today this classic vase design is known simply by the name of its creator, Finnish designer Alvar Aalto and has been around for an amazing 70 years.
 

Stunning Tulips In The Aalto Vase

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.

     Demonstrating Aalto's cohesive style

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 many uses for the aalto or savoy vases
That distinctive Aalto form can be practical for may uses, from fruit bowl to ice bucket and even as a vase...

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.

This elegant white version is an appealing recent addition to the range. A pleasure to own and this is 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 6411920004442
Dimensions: 160 x 200 x 170mm
Finish-Type: Gloss
Material: Hand-blown glass

Currently in Stock.

Reviews For Iittala Aalto Vase 160mm WHITE, by Alvar Aalto

5 Out Of 5 Stars
The vases have just arrived and I LOVE them! They are a present for my husband's 40th, and I can't w...
Full Review
Write a Review