In 1936, Alvar Aalto's series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple but organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by the waves ("aalto" in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most famous glass objects in the world.
Each vase in the Alvar Aalto collection continues to be mouth blown in the Iittala factory and is available in a wide range of colors and sizes. The collection is a staple of modern Scandinavian design and Iittala's most iconic series.