Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss
Artek Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss

Riihitie plant pot A, large, white gloss

Artek

$162.00 $180.00

Artek
Riihitie plant pot A
$162.00 $180.00


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Description

The Riihitie plant pots, designed by Aino Aalto for the family’s home in Helsinki, were part of the collection the Aaltos presented at the Paris World Fair in 1937. 80 years later, Artek launched the ceramic planters, named after the street address of their original setting, in celebration of the centenary of Finland’s independence. The Riihitie plant pots are handcrafted, and the blue and white colour were inspired by the ceramic tiles of the Muuratsalo Experimental House, also known as the family's summer retreat. The organic, undulating design of the pots reflects the Aaltos’ close connection to nature.

Material
Glazed ceramic
Colour
Glossy white
Length
40 cm
Width
27 cm
Height
20 cm
Notes
No drainage hole in the bottom. Suitable for indoors only. Two designs available in three sizes.

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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