Bottom of a rare Alvar Aalto Savoy vase 140mm produced by Karhula Glassworks 1936. Blown in a cut-out wood mould, only 20 vases produced per mould due to burn issues. After 1954 vases are produced with a cast iron mould. You can see the structure of the three in the glass of the vase. Also form/height differs from productions after 1954.
Model 98 - Tea Trolley Hugo Alvar Hendrik Aalto>> Manufacturer > Oy Huonekalu-ja Rakennustyötehdas Ab, Turku, Finland__Medium > Laminated birch, linoleum, and rubber__Dimensions > 22 x 35 x x x cm)
The vase is based on Alvar Aalto’s sketches for a series of glassware Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa (The Eskimo woman’s leather trousers), which he submitted to a design competition held by the Karhula-Iittala glassworks in 1936. The first series of glassware was made to be shown in the Finnish section at the Paris World Exhibition in 1937.
Artek tables are based on different combinations of Alvar Aalto’s L-leg and table tops. Alvar Aalto introduced the bent L-leg for the first time in 1933 and it became a standard component of Aalto’s pieces of furniture.
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