Classic Aalto Vases
Since its unveiling in 1937 at the Paris World's Fair, the Aalto vase has been an international sensation. Its mysterious shape has been the subject of much speculation; some say it is based on Aalto's sketches entitled, "The Eskimo Woman's Leather Breeches." Others speculate that the fluid shape might be inspired by the lines of the Finnish landscape. Regardless of its questionable origins, one thing remains indisputable: its serene beauty.
Iittala's artists continue to produce Alvar Aalto's works in accordance with his vision. The Aalto vase is available in a wide variety of colors and sizes so you can find the one that matches your own style.The Story of a Classic.
Watch this documentary to learn all about Alvar Aalto's masterpiece.