|Seventy years have passed since architect Alvar Aalto sketched some variations of organic glass shapes under the pseudonym ”Eskimo woman’s leather breeches”. The entry won first prize in a competition, which Karhula-Iittala organized in 1936 in order to find unique glass objects for the Finnish pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. The entire pavilion was designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto. The most famous of the variations became the Aalto Savoy vase. The glass was blown into a shape that became a modern icon.|
On display at world-class galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the sensuous shape of the Aalto Savoy vase is unmistakable. Browse through the different shapes, colors and sizes of Alvar Aalto's timeless 20th century showpiece.