A Finnish architect and designer, Alvar Aalto was most known for his architecture, furniture, textiles, sculptures and glassware that featured designs that he considered 'gesamtkunstwerk' (translated as 'total works of art').
First shown in 1936 at the Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition (where Aalto won first place), this series of glass vases were a revolutionary statement due to their simple yet organic shapes. The design was inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, and has since become a symbol Finnish design and one of the most famous glass designs in the world. Each vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection continues to be mouth-blown at the Iittala factory in Finland.
Dimensions: 9.5cm H
Material: Mouth-blown glass, made in Finland
Care: Hand washing is recommended. If there are stubborn stains on your flower vase, soak the vase in 100ml laundry detergent to one litre of water. Do not scrub, as scouring powder or abrasive scrubbing pads scratch and spoil the surface. The so-called burning lens phenomenon may damage objects and surfaces in the vicinity of the glass object. To avoid this, do not leave a lens-shaped thick glass object or vase filled with water in direct sunlight.