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Alvar Aalto Bowl 9748, Iittala 1956, Blown to a Wooden Mold

About the Item

Alvar Aalto entered and won a competition held at the Karhula-Iittala glass factory that was organized for the 1937 Paris World Fair. The year was 1936 and Aalto´s entry was called `Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa` or `Eskimo Woman`s Leather Trousers` . The entry comprised of a number of different free-formed vases and bowls that came in different shapes and sizes. This marked the beginning of a succesful breakthrough for Alvar Aalto in addition to his other accomplishments as a world famous architect. The early vases by Aalto are extremely sought after collectible´s gems that fetch incredible prices every now and then in auctions worldwide. We have seen them in a number of different colors, mainly clear glass, green, brown,and blue. This bowl is fully signed Alvar Aalto Iittala-56 and is in absolutely incredible condition.
  • Creator:
    Alvar Aalto (Designer),Iittala (Manufacturer)
  • Design:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 1.97 in (5 cm)Width: 14.97 in (38 cm)Depth: 11.03 in (28 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1956
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall impression is good.
  • Seller Location:
    Helsinki, FI
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU6346236761172
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