This vase It was designed in 1936 by Alvar Aalto and presented a year later at the World Fair in Paris. From 1936 to today, the vases are still produced in a traditional way by the firm Iittala in the factory in Finland where they have been traveling to all corners of the world for more than 75 years.
7 glass blowers are needed to make a vase. Each of them has years of intense training in the various areas of crystal craftsmanship. It blows against the views of the mold creating the shape of the vase. To do this you need to reach the 1.100 degrees Celsius temperature. Making a vase requires 12 stages of work, 16 hours of work and a lot of craftsmanship and passion. Each glass is really unique.
The collection ranges from a shallow dish to tall vases and the beautiful colors from the transparent to the last color introduced this same year which is violet-purple through greens, aquamarines, browns or smoked.
It is the most recognized design of the Finnish design. It is also one of the most famous and respected glassware in the world. Classic among the classics has earned a place in the permanent collections of museums around the world including the MOMA in New York.
For those of you who like to see how things are made and more when we talk about works as artisanal as this one you can not miss the video that iitala offers and where we can see how these wonders are made: http://vimeo.com/21586665
All the original iittala collection can be purchased through the official Naharro distributor.