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.
The Aino Aalto pitcher has the same beautiful ribbed sides as the rest of the Aino Aalto glassware. Use for iced tea, water, or juice, this sturdy and dependable pitcher will remain a beautiful and utilitarian piece in your glassware collection.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... 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 have been wanting this pitcher for quite a while and finally bought one when it went on sale. I love the look and feel of it and can't wait to use it over the holidays. It also matches my Iittala glasses which is a definite plus. Wish it came in the same colors that the glasses come in but the clear is beautiful too!