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.
This charming set includes the Aino Aalto pitcher and four of the large Aino Aalto clear tumblers.
Tumbler Measures: 4-1/4" tall x 3-1/4" in diameter at rim (11 x 8 cm)
Pitcher Measures: 6-3/4" tall (17 cm)
Tumbler Holds: 11-3/4 oz (33 cl)
Pitcher Holds: 41 oz (1.2 l)
This set is available in clear only
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 had the smaller version of these glasses for several years. Love the classic design and the fact that they are very durable. Very pleased with the style and quality of pitcher and larger glasses. Well worth the price.
October 12, 2020
Although this purchase was for my niece and her new husband (who got engaged in Finland but are Americans) I can tell you they were so pleased with the quality and beauty of the set. The gift wrapping was excellent also.