Pitcher (glass)


Bölgeblick Pitcher (1932), Aino Aalto

Aino Maria Marsio-Aalto (1894-1949) was a Finnish architect and designer, and wife of famous architect Alvar Aalto. Aino Aalto studied architecture at the Institute of Technology, Helsinki, and started working in the office of Alvar Aalto, whom she married married in 1925. Aino Aalto is well-known for her glassware objects and she collaborated with her husband on the design of the celebrated Savoy Vase (which also features on Wikiconic).

First seen as an entry to a design competition held by the Karhula Glass Factory in 1932, Aalto’s Bölgeblick pitcher and glassware is her most iconic piece. It won second price and went into production that same year. This timeless classic is now manufactured by Iittala.

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