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.
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
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
The shape is beautiful as all Aalto things are. It is very shallow (1â€) and large, more like a tray than a bowl. Mine was also a little bit warped and does not lay evenly on the table. Several big fruits will keep it in place.
April 10, 2018
This is a beautiful and well made tray. I use it on my couch table.
August 1, 2016
An iconic design
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.