A legendary shape. Alvar Aalto created the Aalto vase for Iittala and for the 1937 Paris International Exposition. The line of vases created by Alvar Aalto in various shapes, sizes and colours won the contest, in which he participated under the pseudonym ‘The Eskimo woman's leather trousers’. Nature was a source of inspiration for many works of Alvar Aalto and since he was the son of a cartographers, it is probable that the shapes of this collection derive from the Finnish landscapes and its lakes. Alvar Aalto did not want to state what use this glass object should have, instead he wanted people to decide that themselves and that may be the secret that has allowed the Aalto collection to always remain modern and fresh.
Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (born 3 February 1898, Kuortane, Finland,
died 11 May 1976, Helsinki, Finland) was a Finnish architect, designer and academic, one of the most important figures in 20th century architecture and remembered - together with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier - as master of the Modern Movement.
Dimensions: 110 × 100 × 95 mm.
Singed on the bottom and with Iittala guarantee label.
- Ontwerper / Kunstenaar
- Alvar Aalto
- Fabrikant / Merk
- Geschatte periode
- Land van herkomst
- Uitstekende staat - nauwelijks gebruikt met minimale gebruikssporen en tekenen van ouderdom