Alvar Aalto Vase- 160mm- Clear


This mouth-blown lead crystal vase has long been an Iittala best seller but Alvar Aalto himself never saw a cent of the profits. The design rights remained with Iittala whose Karhula-Iittala glassworks factory ran the original design competition that inspired it.

In 1937 Aalto anonymously entered his Savoy Vase in the Paris Worlds Fair under the pseudonym “Eskimo Woman’s Leather Breeches” and won. With a name like that they were hardly going to award it to anything else.

The form of Aalto’s vase has become a language of its own with notable references including the Cottbus Library in eastern Germany by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & De Meuron.

Material: Mouth blown glass
Height: 16cm
Hand wash only