What is this?
Tall, irregularly-shaped clear glass vase with flat bottom; thickness of wall varies throughout.
Why is this important?
The thick-walled, richly textured body of this glass vessel, formed in a wooden mold, demonstrates Aalto’s interest in organic form and reflects the morphologies of his Finnish homeland’s forests and lakes. The undulating shape is an intentional departure from classical rigidity and a complement to Aalto’s laminated bentwood furniture.