It was 1924 that Aino Marsio went to work at architect Alvar Aalto's office. The two fell in love, married and so began a long partnership.
In 1932, Alvar Aalto, who was soon to gain international fame, was beaten by his wife in a design competition. The winning entry, "Aalto Glasses", also won a gold medal at the Milan Triennale.
These and other items of glassware designed by Aino Aalto (1894-1949) are made for everyday use. Still part of our lives seven decades later, Aino Aalto's designs are refreshing recollections of 1930s functionalism.