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iittala Alvar Aalto Bowl

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About the Designer
Alvar Aalto Alvar Aalto Finland (1898 - 1976)

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the founders of Artek, was born in Kuortane, Finland. Alvar Aalto is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. During his long and prolific career, Aalto's work embraced almost all key public institutions - town halls, theatres, churches, libraries and universities - as well as standardized housing and private homes. Aalto's architecture is distinctively Finnish. It is marked by a warm humanity and strong individuality. His buildings derive their special aesthetic character from their dynamic relationship with their natural surroundings, their human scale, superbly executed details, unique treatment of materials and ingenious use of lighting. Like all great art, however, Aalto's architecture transcends national boundaries. His work is not the exclusive property of Finland: it forms a part of a common cultural heritage of European and worldwide significance. Alvar Aalto began designing furnishings as a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking. His first modern piece of furniture was created in 1931-32 for the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Paimio, which proved to be his international breakthrough. Artek was set up in 1935 to market and sell Alvar and Aino Aalto's furniture, lamps and textiles, particularly on international markets where Artek focused its operations from the initial stages. Through the innovations in form and line that were born in his furniture designs, Alvar Aalto's name has also become important in the history of design. In fact, Aalto first achieved fame in Continental Europe as a furniture designer, and only later on as an architect. His contribution to furniture design was among his foremost achievements in its own right, and it sowed the seed from which many of his architectural ideas sprang forth. Alvar Aalto's furniture and lighting pieces form the basis of the Artek range.

A shape constantly interpreted, the Alvar Aalto collection of vases stays true to the original design concept. More than 70 years after the original debut, the design continues to provoke attention by letting the owner decide its use and complementing our busy lives with a touch of nature. Filled with fresh cut flowers or arranged with other collection pieces as works of art, this eternal classic is essential to the modern home. The Aalto glass pieces have a multi-stage production. The non-leaded crystal is first mouth blown before going into a wooden mold to create the classic Aalto shape. The pieces are then hand cut and go through several polishing and finishing steps before they are completed, creating a piece worthy of permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art. In addition to the standard Aalto colors, each year iittala selects two new glass colors to run in limited production.
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Features:
  • Mouth blown non-leaded crystal
  • Features designer's signature on the bottom
  • Not dishwasher safe, hand wash only
  • Includes one bowl

Dimensions:

  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2 Inches
  • Overall Width at Base - Side to Side: 7.75 Inches
  • Overall Depth at Base - Front to Back: 6.31 Inches
  • Overall Width at Top - Side to Side: 7.75 Inches
  • Overall Depth at Top - Front to Back: 6.31 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.92 Pounds
  • Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 2 Inches
  • Overall Width at Base - Side to Side: 7.75 Inches
  • Overall Depth at Base - Front to Back: 6.31 Inches
  • Overall Width at Top - Side to Side: 7.75 Inches
  • Overall Depth at Top - Front to Back: 6.31 Inches
  • Overall Product Weight: 0.92 Pounds
Product Type: BowlColor: Clear
Material: GlassNumber of Items Included: 1
Non-Toxic: YesShape: Abstract
Pattern: ClearOven Safe: No
Stove Safe: NoMicrowave Safe: No
Dishwasher Safe: NoRefrigerator Safe: No
Freezer Safe: NoFood Safe: Yes
Handmade: YesHandles: No
Utensil Included: NoLid Included: No
Tray Included: NoCommercial Use: Yes
Product Care: Hand wash onlyCountry of Manufacture: Finland
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iittala Alvar Aalto Bowl

07/31/2011
5.0

Perfection

 from Seal Rock,OR– Verified Buyer– Top 100 Reviewer

Light as a feather and gorgeous!

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04/20/2009
5.0

Beautiful

 from Chicago, IL– Verified Buyer

Great modern fluid design. We use this product to serve candy, nuts, finger foods etc when entertaining and leave it out on our coffee table year round.

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Manufacturer Details
In the quiet north, there is a country that specializes in aesthetics and functional design. In Finland, in a town called Iittala, style and high quality are traditions that remain relevant for generations to come. Whenever an object is produced in the Iittala factory, it has to feel, last and work like Iittala. The tactility and high quality of the materials can be felt with your bare hands. Objects like that, will work anytime, anywhere with anything.Objects like that will never be thrown away.

When you buy a iittala Alvar Aalto Bowl online from AllModern, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered. You can check on a delivery estimate for the iittala Part #: AA000437 here. If you have any questions about your purchase or any other Modern Designers product for sale our customer service representatives are available to help. Whether you just want to buy a iittala Alvar Aalto Bowl or shop for your entire home, AllModern has all of your design needs covered.


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OUR SKU # IIT1445 This item is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: AA000437, AA000438

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