Alvar Aalto is one of the most important figures in 20th-century design and architecture. He created his own style inspired by man and nature. Aalto believed that good design should be a part of everyday life and created noticeable and versatile products that improve daily life. He never indicated how his glass objects were to be used, wanting users to decide their purpose for themselves. The undulating, flowing, organic shapes of the objects in this collection are reminiscent of the thousands of lakes that punctuate the Finnish landscape. Iittala's glassblowers still make these iconic and serenely beautiful vases by hand. The Aalto vase is available in various sizes and colours. Since its presentation in 1937 at the Exposition Universelle de Paris, the Aalto collection has become a true design classic.