Alvar Aalto - 100 years Jubilee Vase 1998 Pale Green 160mm - Maljakko
This is the 100 Years Jubilee vase for Alvar Aalto, born in 1898! The vase is in delicate pale green.
The Aalto vase designed by famous architect Alvar Aalto is an icon of Finnish design. The first version of it was presented in 1936 and got much attention at the Paris World Fair in 1937. Since then the Aalto vase in many different sizes and versions has conquered the hearts of many generations world wide. It has been produced in several different colors. 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 unique.
We also photographed this with another very special vase namely the 140mm jubilee vase from 1996. This "Rio-brown" vase celebrated the 60 years jubilee after the first Savoy vase was produced.
This light green 100 years anniversary vase is additionally signed "Bigille", (to whom it presumably was given as a present).
Size: height 16cm Condition: Very Good with insignificant wear at the bottom. Signature: ALVAR AALTO 100 IITTALA 1998 Bigille