A beautiful continuation of Finnish tradition, the iittala Aalto 20 Plywood Bowl carries the same timeless shape as the Aalto vases and trays. The birch plywood is a natural fit to the fluid shapes, unique in its grain and smooth in its lightly-lacquered finish. The shallow bowl is meant to stand on its own as art object in any interior, but is also a special way to serve dry foods like nuts, candies, crackers or bread.
Care: Damp wipe only. After some years, the color may change due to the nature of the wood.
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
Alvar Aalto created a lasting legacy in modern design as an architect and designer. Aalto entered exhibitions and participated in innovative urban planning conferences, designed civic and cultural buildings, and conceptualized household furniture and objects. All of his projects, whether th... More Alvar Aalto
This shallow bowl is in Alvar Aalto's iconic shape that is best known in his vases. It's made of plywood in a beautiful soft golden color. The design works even when the bowl is empty. I use mine on a dark mahogany dining table. Sometimes I leave the bowl empty and other times a few pieces of colorful fruit are added. This bowl has quickly become one of my favorite and most versatile Aalto pieces.