This is a vase. It was designed by Alvar Aalto and manufactured by Karhula-Iittala Glassworks. It is dated ca. 1936 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is mold-blown glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The thick-walled, richly textured body of this glass vessel, formed in a wooden mold, demonstrates Aalto’s interest in organic form and reflects the morphologies of his Finnish homeland’s forests and lakes. The undulating shape is an intentional departure from classical rigidity and a complement to Aalto’s laminated bentwood furniture.
This object was
Harmon H. Goldstone.
It is credited
Gift of Harmon Goldstone.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 15 x 28.3 x 24.2 cm (5 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Savoy Vase; Designed by Alvar Aalto (Finnish, 1898–1976); Finland; mold-blown glass; H x W x D: 15 x 28.3 x 24.2 cm (5 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Gift of Harmon Goldstone; 1990-61-2