Finnish design is both timely and timeless. This iconic Alvar Aalto vase was made 82 years ago! Interestingly, the design is inspired by nature and it is made in the shape of a Finnish lake. It was love at first sight for me. Unsurprisingly, this unique and abidingly contemporary form is just as fresh today as it was in 1937.
The worlds most prominent art museums exhibit the Aalto vase. A few notable mentions include MoMA, the Met, British Museum and many others.
Alvar Aalto was a renowned modernist, Finnish architect and designer. His work was focused on architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware as well as sculptures and paintings.
What is typical for his entire career, however, is a concern for design a total work of art; whereby he would design not just the building, but give also a special treatments to the interiors and design furniture, lamps, and glassware.
This vase and its story changed the way I see the world. Read more here.
What makes a great timeless design?