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Aalto 6.25Aalto 6.25" Red Vase from Iittala

Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto revolutionized the field of glass design in the 1930s with the creation of this now world-famous vase. Its freeform shape, designed for the 1937 World Fair in Paris, was a dramatic departure from the symmetry of traditional glass design. Myths surround the shape’s inspiration—some say it’s based on sketches made with the alias “The Eskimo Woman’s Leather Breeches;” others point to the Finnish landscape and lakes. Either way, it’s become one of the world’s most famous glass objects and is exhibited in many design museums. Today, the Aalto Vase is as innovative as it was when first designed, created according to the same exacting standards, and part of the Alvar Aalto Collection of homewares. Each vase is hand-blown from durable, lead-free crystal. Vases can be displayed as a group or as a single work of art and are available in several colors. See more items from Iittala here.

Member Price: $337.50 

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