The Aalto bowl made of plywood is a great addition to the iconic Alvar Aalto Collection. This interior object can be used to display and serve dry food, for example peanuts, candies, fruits or biscuits. Birch plywood is a natural and vivid material. Each plywood bowl is unique on its surface pattern. Lacquer has been applied to give a smooth, glossy finish. After a couple of years in use the color of the plywood might turn to yellowish due to the nature of the wood. Care instructions: Damp wipe only.
- Birch Plywood Veneer
- Height: 2.8 cm / 1.1 inch
- Width: 50.8 cm / 20 inch
- Depth: 49.5 cm / 19.5 inch
- Not dishwasher safe, hand wash only
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes such as, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspire them to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala doesn’t just create beautiful objects. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away. Let your imagination run free as you explore the Iittala collection. Choose the designs you love and embrace mixing products, colours and patterns. Have fun.
Iittala Alvar Aalto Bowl - Plywood Designed by:
- Alvar Aalto , 1936
Finland, 1898 – 1976
Finland’s most famous architect and designer, Alvar Aalto reshaped the architecture and furniture of public buildings on the basis of functionality and the organic relationship between man, nature and buildings. He is known as the “Father of Modernism.”
Born in 1898 in Finland, Alvar Aalto studied at the Helsinki University of Technology, graduating with a degree in architecture. In 1924 Aalto and his wife honeymooned in Italy. The Mediterranean culture had a profound influence on Aalto’s creative process, blending his Nordic intellect with the natural ornamentation of Northern Italian landscape and architecture. In 1927 the Aaltos moved to the city of Turku in Finland. Aalto designed the Paimio Sanatorium, a building that elevated him to the status of master of heroic functionalism. His design for the Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, is one of the most admired private residences in contemporary architecture.
In 1933 Aalto moved to Helsinki. There he founded his architecture firm, Artek, where he executed major international commissions, such as the Finnish Pavilions for the 1936 Paris World Fair and the 1939-1940 New York’s World Fair. Aalto’s architecture, furniture and glassware evokes multiple allusions to images of unspoiled nature. Aalto’s creativity was deeply rooted in his own organic way of life and the traditions of the Scandinavian countries. Aalto was featured on the last series of the 50 Finnish mark bill, before the Euro was introduced. He died in 1976 in Helsinki, Finland.