What began in 1881 as a little glass factory in Iittala, Finland, has
now become one of the most celebrated glassware names in the world, celebrated for Scandinavian design integral to a timeless look and aura.
Named for its its Finnish homeland, iittala believe that objects should be distinctive, combinable and
multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and
expression. The Finnish company’s Alvar Aalto Collection
actually dates back to 1936, and finds its inspiration within the great
architectural and design-oriented mind of Alvar Aalto (of course!).
Fluid, organic shapes define the Alvar Alto Vase, which is a spectacular
blend of design brilliance and timelessness. And the craftsmanship is
superb: it takes seven craftsmen, twelve work stages, 1100°
C and thirty hours to make just one vase. Each vase is meticulously mouth
blown by iittala’s skilled glassworkers in Finland, and this smaller
version of Alvar Aalto's classic is no less fantastical as the original.
Alvar Alto Vase features:
- Handmade in Finland from glass.
- Each vase is individually made, with thirty hours of work dedicated to its creation.
- A timeless, superbly-crafted design by architect and designer Alvar Aalto.
- Hand wash recommended.
Dimensions: 16cm (h) x 20.5cm (w).