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iittala Aino Aalto 11.75 Oz. Glass

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Aino Aalto Aino Aalto Finland (1894 - 1949)

It seems no coincidence that Aalto means wave in Finnish. Aino Aalto (1894-1949) also caused waves with her glassware collection that beat her husband's entry in an iittala-Karhula design competition in Finland and went on to win the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1936. In the 1930's there were a lot of cheerfully useless objects floating around. Dinner services were vast and ornate, and kept in cupboards most of the year. Aino Aalto's radically simple design seemed as if it had arrived from the future. Not only did she use glass, but she also cleverly maximized the advantages of pressed-glass mass production techniques to create decoration out of the form and the material. An eloquent thought that explained how a more human and harmonious form of mass production could make design masterpieces available for everyone. In addition to the standard Aino Aalto colors, each year iittala chooses two additional colors for limited production, allowing for added accent pieces and combinability.

Awards:Triennale, Milan 1936, Gold Medal

Features:

  • Includes 2 tumblers
  • Non-leaded crystal
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Aino Aalto collection
  • Capacity: 11.75 oz.
  • Please Note: Due to the nature of hand-blown glass, actual color may vary slightly from the colors pictured
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Dimensions:

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 4.5"

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  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 4.5"

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Product Type: Water/Juice glassMaterial: Crystal
Capacity: Less than 8 ozService Size: 2
Function: CasualDishwasher Safe: Yes
Country of Manufacture: Finland 
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iittala Aino Aalto 11.75 Oz. Glass

03/25/2014
5.0

Fun glasses

 from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer

These are great glasses. I got them in a mixture of blue and green.

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12/23/2013
5.0

Fun glasses

 from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer

I got a mixture of these in blue and green. They are nice quality and the colors are fun.

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09/17/2012
5.0

So mod!

 from Olympia, WA

I love the look & feel. The glass itself is a great size, and the color true. It's the excellent standard I've come to expect from Iittala.

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09/11/2012
5.0

Beautiful

 from New York, NY– Verified Buyer

So nice to look at and also so practical. Love these glasses. Quality is outstanding. So glad I found these!

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02/07/2010
5.0

Thanks. [...] - brilliant

 from Virginia– Verified Buyer

Thanks. [...]brilliant glasses, great design and smoke grey color. Always love IITALA!!!!!! Cheers -

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06/03/2008
5.0

Choice examples of modernist classic.

 from St. Louis, MO– Verified Buyer

Pleasant to use and look at. We added the matching dishes for desserts. An upscale over the Ikea knock-offs. Not that Ikea is bad; Ikea owes its origins to the Aaltos, particularly Aino, who generally ran the Artek business.

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09/01/2013
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08/11/2013
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11/04/2012
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08/13/2012
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