Moulds (2 pieces) for ‘Aalto’ vase, wood / rubber / metal, Iittala, Finland, 1936-1950s

Made by IIttala in Finland, 1936-1950s.

The large wooden mould for ‘Aalto’ vase is made from a roughly cylindrical section tree log, with a rubber band bolted to the rim to form handles for holding. The centre is hollowed out in undulating free form vertical folds. The smaller wooden ladle was used to give the initiative form to the vase, prior to it entering the main mould. It is formed with a two sided scoop like head and a long handle.

Summary

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The large wooden mould for 'Aalto' vase is made from a roughly cylindrical section tree log, with a rubber band bolted to the rim to form handles for holding. The centre is hollowed out in undulating free form vertical folds. The smaller wooden ladle was used to give the initiative form to the vase, prior to it entering the main mould. It is formed with a two sided scoop like head and a long handle.

Production

This is one of the original moulds made to make the "Savoy" vases and, perhaps, the "Anniversary" vases in Finland.

Made by Iittala, Finland.
IIttala 1936-1950s

History

Used in production of the "Aalto" and "Savoy" vases and revived to produce the "Anniversary" vase in 1996.
IIttala
IIttala 1936-1950s

Source

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

Cite this Object

Moulds (2 pieces) for 'Aalto' vase, wood / rubber / metal, Iittala, Finland, 1936-1950s 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/164174>
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