Aino Aalto pitcher 120 cl, clear

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Challenging habit. Habit should not be confused with conservatism, although they have much in common. Conservatism is a decision not to change; habit is the fading of the known. Aino Aalto fought habit by challenging people to accept radically new lines and forms that still fulfilled the same needs. Her design philosophy clashed with her times, of course. Many wanted to hang on to their traditions. Fortunately, certain people appreciated Aino?s insight and supported her and her colleagues, as they revolutionized Finnish design. Aino Aalto?s bold principles live on in the Aino Aalto glassware collection. Her fresh creations continue to provide simple pleasure to young and old the world over. This contemporary glassware, which today comes in different colors, can be combined with every object that Iittala produces, and sits comfortably in any scenario, from formal dinners to decidedly informal children?s parties.
Manufacturer:
Iittala
Design:
Aino Aalto
Notes:
Dishwasher safe
Size:
120 cl / 172 mm
Material:
Glass
Colour:
Clear

Designer

Aino Aalto

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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