For 70 years, the Savoy vase, designed by Finnish architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto, has been one of the most famous pieces of glass in history. In 1936, Aalto anonymously entered his vase design for a competition at the Paris World’s Fair. Aalto, Finnish for “wave” created an original glass vase with wavy lines and whimsical freeform design that to many suggests the undulating profile of a Finnish lake. Aalto’s Savoy vase continues to win awards, has residency in famous museums, and is recognized and appreciated worldwide.
The grey Aalto vase is a smoky, translucent light grey vase that complements any decor.
Each Aalto vase is still crafted by its original mouth-blown process by Finland’s most skilled glassblowers at iittala.
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