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
I mixed and matched with the water green color (kind of by accident) and the combination is nice!
nice and lightweight
A little on the small side for a medium tumbler,, for me anyway.
A pleasure to hold and use
March 23, 2021
I had previously owned a set of these for many years, and recently broke the last remaining one. I couldn't wait to replace them as they are lovely looking, durable, and easy to hold. Even my 7-year old son is comfortable holding this glass to drink his milk- how elegant! The blue color is dreamy.
Beautiful and functional
November 1, 2020
Both the small and large glasses feel perfect in my hands. The color is beautiful, like the sea, and the design is very clean yet unique. I bought the small tumblers first and loved them so much that I bought the large tumblers and then a set of both for my niece. The small ones are perfect for juice in the morning and can serve as a unique little wine glass. They arrived beautifully packaged.
October 1, 2020
I had received these glasses as a gift and wanted to add some more. Love how they feel in my hand and the color.
Easy to grasp
Lovely sea blue color
August 10, 2020
Beautiful and love the blue color!
Northern Lower Michigan
They are beautiful.
August 7, 2019
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.