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Alvar Aalto

(Finland, 1898-1976)
Estimate
30 000 - 40 000 SEK
2 740 - 3 660 EUR
2 910 - 3 880 USD
Hammer price
30 000 SEK
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Alvar Aalto
(Finland, 1898-1976)

a green tinted glass vase, Karhula, Finland ca 1937-49, model 9750.

Blown into a wooden mould, height 13,8 cm.

Insignificant wear.

Literature

During the production period at Karhula Glasbruk, these vases were special orders and very rarely signed.

Designer

Alvar Aalto is one of Finland's most prominent architects and designers and one of Scandinavia's biggest proponents of modern architecture and design. Several of the furniture and vases he designed are today considered iconic design classics, including the Savoy vases, the Beehive lamp, and Armchair, model '31'.Alvar Aalto is the most internationally famous Finnish architect and designer. Aalto was a great ambassador for Finnish design at a time when the Finnish people were thinking about how to present themselves to the rest of the world. He gave equal weight to form and function, and was inspired by the Finnish landscape. Aalto is one of the most important representatives of modern architecture and has created its own architecture direction, whose aesthetic effect is based on careful planning of the buildings in relation to the environment, a human dimension and good sense of material.

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