Vase and packaging, ‘Anniversary’, limited edition, glass, designed by Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Finland, 1936, made in 1996

Made by IIttala in Finland, 1996.

This limited edition, mould-blown glass ‘Anniversary’ vase was originally designed by Alvar Aalto in Iittala, Finland, in 1936. The vase was made and issued in 1996 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Savoy vases designed by Aalto in 1936. With their nature-inspired form, the five differently sized vases were among the earliest examples of ‘Scandinavian modern’ in glass.

Like the original series, the soft-brown ‘Anniversary’ vases were made in the original 1930s wooden moulds rather than moder...

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Vase and packaging, 'Anniversary', limited edition, glass, designed by Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Finland, 1936, made in 1996

A dusty brown hand-blown glass vase, the sides rising almost straight vertically from the base to the rim and formed into free meandering vertical folds. The rim and base are flat. Makers name engraved under base. Also original cardboard packaging.

Dimensions

196 mm
141 mm
180 mm

Production

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Finland.

The "Anniversary" vase was issued in 1996 to mark the 60th anniversary of the "Aalto" vase, originally designed in 1936. This limited edition is the same size (140 mm high) as the original and its size and colour are exclusive to 1996. Blown in its old moulds that are part of the collection.

Made by Iittala, Finland.

Designed by Alvar Aalto, Finland.
The "Anniversary" vase was issued in 1996 to mark the 60th anniversary of the "Aalto" vase, originally designed in 1936. This limited edition is the same size (140 mm high) as the original and its size and colour are exclusive to 1996.
IIttala 1996
Aalto, Alvar Hendrik

Source

Gift of Ordal Australia Pty Ltd, 1997
24 April, 1998

Cite this Object

Vase and packaging, 'Anniversary', limited edition, glass, designed by Alvar Aalto, Iittala, Finland, 1936, made in 1996 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 June 2017, <https://ma.as/164134>
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