Alvar Aalto created the Aalto vase in different sizes and colours for Iittala in occasion of the World Fair in Paris in 1937. Most probably the legendary shape of the Aalto vase is derived from the Finnish landscape and lakes. As typical with a great work of art, the shape has been reinterpreted ever since and there is nowadays a variety of different objects in the world famous Aalto shape. In the autumn 2017, Aalto vase was voted as the most beloved Finnish design classic.
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