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Rare Aino Aalto Shot Glasses, Karhula, 1930s

About the Item

Rare Aino Aalto shot glasses (12 pieces in total), manufactured by Karhula, 1930s. Various different color glasses. Good vintage condition, minor patina consistent with age and use. The shot glasses are sold as a set. Aino Aalto (1894-1949) was an architect, designer and one of the founders of Artek. Aino Aalto, graduated as an architect in 1920 and began her professional career working for architect Oiva Kallio in Helsinki. In 1924 she joined Alvar Aalto's office and six months later they married. Aino and Alvar worked a lot together, and their partnership was characterised by absolute equality. Their joint projects include the world-famous Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, the Paimio Sanatorium and the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki. Aino Aalto is best known as a glass, interior and furniture designer. Her interests also included architecture and photography, as well as many areas of applied art and design. Her designs included furniture, glassware, ceramics, lamps and printed fabrics.
  • Creator:
    Aino Aalto (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.17 in (5.5 cm)Diameter: 1.97 in (5 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 12
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1930
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Good vintage condition, minor patina consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Helsinki, FI
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU7495238890652
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