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Alvar Aalto Glass Vase

This beautifully organic glass vase is inspired by Alvar Aalto's Savoy vase, which was originally designed in the 1930s. It serves as an important example of modern Finnish design - the elegant wave form is one of the best known designs by the famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. The vase looks equally nice filled with flowers or left empty - that means it never has to be put away.

Aalto designed the vase in response to a 1936 design competition by Karhula-Iittala, a Finnish design and glass company. The name Savoy came from the name of a restaurant in Helsinki that had the custom vases on display in their high-end dining room.

We prefer the simple clear vase, but it also comes in a variety of colors such as opaque white and green. The vase is about 6 1/2" tall so it is meant for a shorter and fuller bouquet of beautiful flowers. There are also taller and shorter versions available. Pair a number of vases over time to create a set of timeless pieces.

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