Alvar Aalto - Vase Jubilee 1996 Rio Brown 140mm - Maljakko (IN BOX)
This vase is a very special 60 years jubilee vase in Rio Brown color. It is blown in an old original wooden mold used for the Savoy vase, and hence is 14 cm high, like the original vase was. The color is very pleasant and the glass is scattering light in a magic way due to the smooth features of the wooden mold!
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 versions has conquered the hearts of many generations world wide. It has been produced in numerous different colors and color variants. 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.
In the package of this vase there is a small booklet with many examples of how variably the Aalto vases can be used. See pictures to get inspired!
Size: height 14cm Condition: Unused in original box Signature: ALVAR AALTO IITTALA 1936-1996