Alvar Aalto Vase, 160 mm
Inspired by waves, the iconic Savoy vase was designed by the legendary Alvar Aalto. Each Aalto glass vase is individually mouth blown at the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland. Timeless Finnish design makes this decorative vase a stunning addition to any interior or a memorable gift idea.
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is a recognized master of modern architecture and design. Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto began to make his distinct mark in design shortly after receiving his architectural degree from Helsinki Polytechnic in 1921. In 1924, Aalto married fellow architect Aino Marsio, creating a lifelong partnership that built an international design legacy. During his remarkable career, Aalto designed major public institutions including concert halls, museums, universities, libraries as well as private homes throughout the world. Aalto’s furniture and houseware designs derived organically from his architectural work.
Aalto’s unique aesthetic helped to define Finnish design as well as introduce it to a global audience. Aalto hallmarks include a harmonious relationship with nature, functionalism combined with beauty, excellent attention to details and an ingenious use of materials. Aalto’s designs were already being exhibited internationally as early as the 1930s, including at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. When Aalto premiered his “Savoy Vase” at the 1930 New York World’s Fair, it instantly caused a sensation with its dynamic wavy design that was as alive and fluid as the Finnish lakes that inspired it. The legendary vase is one of the world’s most famous glass objects and remains a timeless staple for Iittala.
Height: 160 mm
We have a small, friendly team of experts who are passionate about design. If you have any questions about this item, feel free to contact us during opening hours.
For furniture, lighting, home decor and kitchenware call 020 7704 1999.
For fashion, lifestyle and accessories call our showroom on 020 7288 4510.
Delivery charges are calculated after entering your address. To see an estimated delivery cost, please view our delivery page.
If you are unsure, please contact our team and we will be more than happy to help.
If the items you are ordering are in stock, we aim to deliver your order within 3-5 working days.
If the item is not in stock, a lead time will be displayed above the 'Add to basket' button. We will order the items for you and keep you updated on the progress.
Upholstery and Made To Order
Some upholstered and 'Made To Order' items are available to view in our showroom. Items that are on show will be indicated in the description. If you are planning a visit to our showroom to see a specific product, please contact us first, to ensure it will be on display. Please see our returns policy before ordering bespoke or Made To Order items.