This is a beautiful 12 cm blue Aalto vase. The vase is signed ALVAR AALTO 2989 /1993.
The Aalto vase designed by famous architect Alvar Aalto is an icon of Finnish design. The first versions of it was presented in 1936 and these got much attention at the Paris World Fair in 1937. Since then the Aalto vase, in many different sizes and color versions, has conquered the hearts of many generations world wide. The elegantly folding glass is a perfect example of Alvar Aalto's free flowing imagination.
The vases are still today mouth blown into a mold at the Iittala glass factory in Finland. The production of one vase goes through 12 work stages, and every single Aalto vase is hand made.
This vase is in a very good condition, only very minor wear on the underside.
On the last picture you see this vase together with a 16 cm vase in the same color. The intensity of the blue color varies nicely from more faint near the corners to more intense closer to the upper borders. This phenomenon makes these blue vases from the 90-s extra decorative.
Size: height 12cm Weight: ca 0,645kg Condition: Very Good, very minor wear on the underside Signature: ALVAR AALTO 2989 /1994