When he wasn’t designing modern furniture or urban landmarks, the legendary architect Alvar Aalto had his hand in glassware. An enduring favorite to this day, his iconic Alto Vase is still produced by expert Finnish glassblowers at the iittala factory near Helsinki. The sinuous vessel’s fluid, undulating shape is reminiscent of the untamed shorelines of Finland’s many lakes. It’s perfectly suited for small bunches of flowers—though Aalto himself would have encouraged you to experiment.
iittalia favors sustainability over consumption and aims to create timeless, beautiful, and functional objects for everyday use.