iittala Aalto Cranberry Vase - 6-1/4"

iittala Aalto Cranberry Vase - 6-1/4
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iittala Aalto Cranberry Vase - 6-1/4"

Enduring beauty. Designed in 1936, the iittala Aalto Vase is still considered to be one of the most famous glass objects and it's easy to see why. Aalto's innovative design continues to enthrall the world with the craftsmanship required to produce just one mouth-blown vase, it takes seven craftsman, 12 work stages and 30 hours. It remains a pertinent fixture in modern design, earning a permanent spot at the MoMA in New York. The vase's organic, free-form design is truly unique and makes for an exceptionally versatile piece to own. The Aalto vase can house fresh blooms, hors d'oeuvres and utensils. It can also function as glass art when left empty.
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iittala started as a glass factory in 1881, but the Finnish company's breakthrough came in the early years of modernism and functionalism during the '30s and '40s. Today, the company is a forerunner of modern Scandinavian design for décor, dining and cooking. iittala's products bring functi... More about iittala

Alvar Aalto

1898-1976 Born in Kuortane in 1898, Alvar Aalto made his name as a master of modern architecture through his unique style and exceptional talent. He worked closely with his wife Aino Aalto. Aalto designed concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums and private homes, among others, all ar... More about Alvar Aalto

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Since it's unveiling at the Paris World's Fair in 1937, the Aalto vase has been an international symbol of timeless design. It's freehand form has been the subject of much debate; some say it is based on Aalto's sketches called "The Eskimo Woman's Leather Breeches," while to others its an obvious ode to the fluid lines of Finland's lake-rich landscape. Though the award-winning design's shape seems like an organic occurrence, it requires 7 craftsmen, 12 work stages and 30 hours to create just one of these beautiful mouth-blown works of art. Aalto wanted the end user to determine its purpose; fill with flowers, fruit, or simply leave empty to display as the design icon it has been and will always be.

iittala Aalto Cranberry Vase - 6-1/4"
5 Stars based on 1 Review(s)
Owen W Gaasedelen
Northfield, Minnesota
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

April 6, 2016
So happy I was able to purchase two of them. Was not able to get this color while traveling in Finland.
Delivery was faster than expected. I was so pleased I ordered a set of Taika dish ware.

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