The Icon of Finnish Design Celebrates its 80th Anniversary
The Alvar Aalto vase collection has become an international icon of Finnish design and a much-loved gift for design aesthetes around the world. Each delicate and statuesque vase is skillfully mouth-blown and hand-crafted at the Iittala glassworks in Finland. Alvar Aalto simplified design elements to create a design that allows for various use. The Aalto Collection made waves in 1937 when first presented at the Paris world exhibition. The mysterious form made a strong statement against industrial production failing to meet human needs. Today it is an icon of a design movement.