Artek’s Riihitie plant pots were originally designed by Aino Aalto to be used on the terrace of her own home. The curved, organically shaped planters that were presented at the Paris World Fair in 1937 did not make to serial production at the time, but nowadays the handmade ceramic pots, named after Alvar and Aino Aalto’s home street in Helsinki, have become hugely popular design objects and cherished gifts. The colour chosen for the special edition plant pots, designed for Finnish Design Shop’s 15th anniversary, was inspired by Aalto’s archives. The greenish linen colour is beautifully highlighted by the matt finish on the outside of the pot; the inside has a glossy finish. The Riihitie plant pot in linen is available in two sizes.

Finnish Design Shop’s 15th anniversary collection consists of special editions of our bestseller products as well as brand new designs created specifically for the collection. All designs in the collection have had a particular meaning on Finnish Design Shop’s journey and are united by timelessness, high quality and carefully chosen harmonious, natural hues.

The FDS 15 Years collection is only available for a limited time.


Riihitie plant pot A, FDS 15 Years, small, matt linen



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Glazed ceramic
20,5 cm
16 cm
12 cm
No drainage hole in the bottom. Suitable for indoors only.

Aino Aalto

Aino Aalto (1894-1949) was a well-known Finnish architect and designer. She studied architecture at the Helsinki University of Technology like her husband, the famous Alvar Aalto. In 1923 she went to work at the office of Gunnar A. Wahlroos, Jyväskylä, and switched to Alvar Aalto's office the following year. 

This was the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. In 1935 Aino Aalto, together with Alvar Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl, founded Artek, a world renowned furniture and lighting company. She played an important role in the company and worked as Managing Director of Artek from 1941 to 1949. Aino Aalto had a brilliant career as a furniture and interior designer, an architect and a photographer, but is mainly known for her glassware design. Aino Aalto’s most famous design is probably the Aino Aalto glassware range, created in 1932 with the name of Bölgeblick, rings of water. The range was designed for a competition which was organized with the aim of producing drinking glasses that would be suitable for mass production. Aino Aalto, who in the competition beated also his husband, Alvar Aalto, was inspired by the rings made when a stone hits the water. Her design gained immediate international recognition and won the Gold Medal in the 1936 Milan Triennal. In production since 1932, Aino Aalto’s glasses are ideal for the everyday use but also for elegant dinner parties. Their simple design is what makes them a timeless classic – perfect for the table still today as it was in 1932.

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