Aino Aalto 7" Plate
*****USUALLY SHIPS IN 12 WEEKS*****
Design Aino Aalto, 1932
Made in Finland by Iittala
Challenging habit. 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.
It was in 1924 that Aino Marsio went to work at architect Alvar Aalto's office. The two fell in love, married and began a long partnership. In 1932, Alvar Aalto, was beaten by his wife in a design competition. The winning entry, "Aalto glasses", also won a gold medal at the Milan Triennale. These and other items of glassware designed by Aino Aalto are made for everyday use. Their simple and yet timeless design continues to be part of our life 60 years on.
Plate: 6.75" dia.