Aalto Bowl 50 mm clear
Alvar Aalto for Iittala 1936
Mouth Blown Lead-Free Crystal
Permanent Collection: Museum of Modern Art, New York
Award: Paris World Exhibition 1937
May be used for serving and decorating
[50 mm H]
Alvar Aalto famously never dictated how his iconic glass vases should be used. It was his belief that the owner should decide. Perhaps it is this freedom to interpret that has helped the Alvar Aalto Collection remain both timeless and fresh. First created in 1936, it wasn’t until the following year that it gained world recognition when it was debuted by Iittala at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. Today, it takes a team of seven skilled craftsmen working as one to create one mouth-blown Aalto vase.