Aino Aalto, wife of esteemed architect and glass designer Alvar Aalto, won the 1932 iittala-Karhula design competition in Finland and the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1936 for her functionalist glassware collection. Aino Aalto’s namesake design is iittala’s oldest product and stands for the epitome of mindmade design.Aino Aalto’s glassware and dinnerware are the first glass products intentionally designed with everyday use in mind, yet adaptable for modern production methods. Developed in the true spirit of functionalism, Aino Aalto’s glassware is so simple and timeless in form it is no surprise it still graces tables around the world 70 years later.
MEASUREMENTS: 4-1/4" tall x 3-1/4" in diameter at rim (11 x 8 cm)
What began as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, is now a symbol of timeless design and craftsmanship. Still based in Finland, iittala remains the most famous glass company in the world but also brings the same expert quality to ceramic, metal, wood, and other essential materials. Among t... More iittala
A practical woman who was always challenging the boundaries of traditional design, Aino Aalto had visionary ideas that graced her with several awards and design notoriety during her lifetime. In 1932, Aino entered and won a glassware competition in Finland to beat even her husband, Alvar Aa... More Aino Aalto
I eyed these glasses for a while before pulling the trigger, and I am so glad I did. They are beautiful, and perfect for juice, wine, or anything, really.
ProsSleek appearance, sturdy
By A Finn
I love these glasses.
April 14, 2013
I've had my glasses for more than 10 years. They are a nice design. They seem to be indestructible and perfect for daily use. They may be small by American standards, but I find that they really are the perfect size for me and my guests. I am hoping to purchase them for my niece to remind her, on a daily basis, of her Finnish heritage. If I had to purchase them, again, I might choose a different color, but the water green is nice and I will continue to live with it.
ProsIndestructible and nice design
ConsMaybe clear would have been a better "color" for me
August 29, 2012
These glasses are beautiful and simple in their design. I ordered the clear ones to replace some older glasses in my cupboard.
Shipping was relatively quick to Australia (20 days from order placement, so well within the timelines stated) and everything arrived in perfect condition.
Prossimple, stylish design, the weight is just right - you can feel the quality
June 25, 2012
a beautiful design tough but elegant
also love this site have made many purchases over the years.
better service here than retail in
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November 27, 2011
Theese glasses feels just as right today as when I first bought them 20 years ago. They show who you are, and are so durable and great to hold. They don't feel fraigle and the edge is comfortable to drink from.
ProsTimeless design, great quality
Love these classic tumblers!
October 3, 2011
I moved in to the US from Finland and I had to leave all my Iittala and Arabia stuff behind, so I had to order these again to my home in stateside. I just love them!