Planter, anonymous, in the shape of Alvar Aalto’s Savoy vase
Finland, 1960s

Fine silver.

Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, lighting, and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings. He never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture." The pure Functionalist phase in Aalto’s work lasted for several years. It enabled him to make an international breakthrough, largely because of Paimio Sanatorium (1929-1933), an important Functionalist milestone. Aalto had adopted the principals of user-friendly, functional design in his architecture, and it was characteristic of Aalto to treat each building as a complete work of art – right down to the furniture and light fittings. The design of his furniture combined practicality and aesthetics with series production, encouraging a more beautiful everyday life in the home.

H: 31 cm / 12 1/4’’
L: 228 cm / 7' 9"
W: 172 cm / 5' 7"


Price: 45 000 SEK

Approximate price in your local currency
3 877 EUR
4 217 USD
3 266 GBP
662 850 JPY

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