Aino Tumbler aqua
Tumbler / Set of 2
Aino Aalto for Iittala 1932
Capacity: 33 cl
Permanent Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Awards: Milan Triennale 1936, Gold Medal
Aino Aalto designed functionalism-inspired housewares for contemporary homes. Her approach was steeped in the Modernism architectural style which emphasized an honest use of materials and affordable mass production. One of Aalto’s most notable designs for Iittala is her pressed glassware, inspired by the circles that form when a stone is thrown into the water. First seen at a design competition held by the Karhula Glass Factory in 1932, Aalto’s Bölgeblick entry won her second place. The glassware went into production that same year and continues to prove that essential design survives the test of time. The simple space-saving form permits stacking and versatility while the timeless design still keeps the Aino Aalto series fresh eighty years later. Since 1934 this design classic is produced with interruptions and since 1988 it is called Aino Aalto.