Alvar Aalto vase by Iittala Finland
“Alvar Aalto made waves in the 1930s when the now iconic Aalto vase
was first presented at the Paris World Exhibition.
With this mysterious form he made a revolutionary statement against
industrial production that failed to meet human needs.”
Alvar Aalto was an incredible designer, this piece being one of the finest. I have several Aalto lounge chairs although I never collect by designer. I just started collecting modern things very early in the game and stumbled across them in thrift shops before anyone realized there was a lot of value attached to them.
If Aalto thought that industrial production failed to meet human needs I wonder what he’d say about virtual goods!