Alvar Aalto - Vase Jubilee 1996 Rio Brown 140mm - Maljakko
This vase is a very special 60 years jubilee vase from 1996 in Rio Brown color. The elegantly folding glass is a perfect example of Alvar Aalto's free flowing imagination. This vase is blown in an old wooden mold previously used for the original Savoy vases, and hence the vase is 14 cm high, like the original vases were. The Rio Brown color is very pleasant and due to the undulating walls of the old wooden mold light is scattered in a magic way in this vase.
The Aalto vase designed by famous architect Alvar Aalto is an icon of Finnish design. The first versions of it was presented 60 years ago in 1936 and these vases got much attention at the Paris World Fair in 1937. Since then the Aalto vases, in many different sizes and versions, have conquered the hearts of generations world wide. These have been produced in numerous different color variants.
The vases are still today mouth blown into a mold at the Iittala glass factory in Finland. But the molds are not wooden any more. The production of one vase goes through 12 work stages, and every single Aalto vase is hand made.
Size: height 14cm Condition: Very Good / Excellent Signature: ALVAR AALTO IITTALA 1936-1996