Alvar Aalto Bowl - Clear
- 30 x 98 mm 'Malja' bowl
- In 1936, Alvar Aalto created his classic series of glass vases.
- Compared to the decorative objects of that time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement when it arrived.
- Today, just as then, each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection is mouth blown at the Iittala glass factory.
- Aalto's design has become an icon of Finnish design and one of the world’s most famous glass objects.
About the designer
Born in Kuortane in 1898, Alvar Aalto made his name as a master of modern architecture through his unique style and exceptional talent. He designed concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums and private homes, all around the world. As early as the 1930s, Aalto's work was exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art. He believed that good design should be a part of and a complement to everyday life so he created sensible products that would capture this idea. Several of the objects Aalto designed were originally intended to become parts of buildings and decorations but took on a life of their own. The most famous of the objects he designed is the Aalto Vase, which was first seen at the 1937 Paris World Exposition.