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1984.505 (RS116008)

Description

Wide, deep, straight sides; flat bottom; colorless; polishd. edges

Details

Maker
Aalto, Alvar (Finnish architect and designer, 1898-1976) (Designer)
Possibly Kosta Boda (Manufacturer)
Date
1938-1940
Location of origin
Finland
Associated Building
Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
glassblowing
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
Blown
Glass
glass (material)
glassblowing
VASE
vases
Dimensions
5.75 x 11.625 x 9.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1984.505
Credit Line
Bequest of Ise Gropius
GUSN
62186

Comments

Aalto Savoy Vase #

AvatarPosted by Jan Bonn on March 17, 2012
Karhula Glassworks, Finland, absolutely not Kosta. The link to Kosta glassworks is that artist and glass designer Vicke Lindstrand in 1935 created a vase that very much resembles the more famous vase by Alvar Aalto. I also note that the designer Bjoern Traegårdh in 1933 made something similar in his pewter vase called "Wave" for company Svenskt Tenn. There is a link of all three artists mentioned, they had a close relation to cubism and all three different vases is more or less linked to all three artist by the word "water". Lindstrands vase is "frosted" in it´s finish.
However, the whole world knows Aalto as the inventor of the organic functionalism.