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. Here in a stunning shade of Sea Blue, this water-inspired hue is the perfect way to refresh your glassware collection and everyday place settings.
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
If I had the space for them, I would buy more. Maybe I can take a bunch of old ones to Goodwill to make space.
April 16, 2019
Beautiful new addition. The color is rich and true. Darkness is similar to the dark gray which makes the assortment of colors more balanced if you like to collect them all. Gorgeous old fashioned Sea Blue! My new favorite.