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Alvar Alto Savoy Vase

Designer: Alvar Aalto
Producer: Karhula-iitala
Year: 1936

Height 30 cm

Objekt number: MG 040

The Aalto Vase, also known as the Savoy Vase, is a piece of glassware created by Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino Marsio that has become an internationally known iconic piece of Finnish design. It became known as the Savoy vase because it was one of a range of custom furnishings and fixtures created by Alvar Aalto and Aino for the luxury Savoy restaurant in Helsinki that opened in 1937. For many people the glass vase, with its asymmetric shape and freely curving tapering walls represents the quintessential qualities of Finnish design: originality, straightforwardness, and aesthetic sophistication.

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