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New Season – New Highlights: Provenance Alvar Aalto

Provenance Alvar Aalto

Bukowskis is honored to present selected items from the private collection of Alvar Aalto during this season's Design Sale Helsinki. Among the objects are two rare glass vases that were once part of the interior of Aalto's home on Riihitie in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki.

Alvar Aalto found his way into glass design during the 1930s by participating in several design competitions in the field. One of his most significant successes was undoubtedly the victory in the prestigious art glass competition announced by Karhula Glass Factory in 1936. In this competition, he introduced the now-iconic glass models 9749 and 9750.

What makes these early models unique is that they were crafted using wooden molds. This technique resulted in the particular and richly textured glass structure that gives each vase a distinct feeling. Their shapes reflect Aalto's characteristic design style, marked by organic and nature-inspired forms.

With their unique provenance from Aalto's private home, Bukowskis proudly welcomes collectors and design enthusiasts to acquaint themselves with these rare design objects from one of the most celebrated modern designers ever.
> The glass vases 9750 and 9749 from Alvar Aalto's private home. Photography: Anton Reenpää.

The vases and other selected items from Alvar Aalto's private collection are being sold at the online auction Design Sale Helsinki October 18−29. For more information, please contact our design specialist Anna Rosenius.

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Anna Rosenius
Anna Rosenius
Head specialist Finnish design
+358 (0)40 1284 977