Alvar Aalto Vintage Vase 3030 clear 160mm hand signed
This is a vintage Aalto vase that was blown into an old mold giving the vase slightly undulating walls which scatters light in the most beautiful ways. These properties are just fascinating and unique for the vases blown into the old molds. This vase is hand signed and comes in its box. The overall impression of this vase is very good with normal wear due to age, mainly on the underside. It has no nicks or cracks.
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 vases 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. Now for decades the molds used are normally made of metal. The production of one vase goes still today through 12 work stages, and every single Aalto vase is hand made.
On the last picture you see a group of four beautiful vintage Aalto vases: - the sea green 50 years jubilee vase of 1986 - the bluish Black from 1986-2000 - the light cobalt blue vase from the 90s - and lastly this clear hand signed old vase with stunning light scattering properties due to it being made in one of the older molds.
Size: height 160mm weight 1,73kg Condition: Very Good vintage in BOX Signature: ALVAR AALTO - 3030