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The vase is based on Alvar Aalto’s sketches for a series of glassware Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa (The Eskimo woman’s leather trousers), which he submitted to a design competition held by the Karhula-Iittala glassworks in 1936. The first series of glassware was made to be shown in the Finnish section at the Paris World Exhibition in 1937.

Design

Alvar Aalto 1936

Manufacturer

Karhula-Iittala glassworks from 1937 to 1949, product number 9750, Iittala glassworks from 1949 onwards.

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Aalto Vase. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The 140 mm vase in the photo was made prior to 1957. From 1957 onwards, the vases were made 160 mm high. Photo: Martti Kapanen, Alvar Aalto Museum

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The Aalto glassware was first displayed at the Paris World Exposition in 1937, in the Finnish Pavilion also designed by Alvar Aalto. Photo Henry Sarian, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Aalto Vases in different colours. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum

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Aalto Vases in different colours. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum