Iittala's Aalto vase is an organically shaped icon of Finnish design and glasswork, originally introduced at the World Fair in Paris in 1937. The flowing shape of the vase, according to some, is derived from the Finnish landscape with its numerous lakes, although some argue that the shape is a nod to the designer's name, Aalto, which is Finnish for "wave". Each Aalto vase is mouth-blown at the Iittala glassworks in Finland.
The Aalto vase in the mystical amethyst shade is only available for a limited time in celebration of Iittala's 140th anniversary. Chosen as the annual colour for 2021, amethyst is an excellent example of Iittala's unique expertise in coloured glass: it changes hue depending on the lighting! In natural light, the colour is a nuanced, warm purple, but artificial light makes it shift to a cooler blue-grey colour. The exact shade of the vase depends on the lighting in your home, making amethyst glass a magical and infinitely fascinating part of your decor.