In 1936, Alvar Aalto won a design competition organized by Karhula-Iittala with his work "Eskimo Leather Pants", which consisted of a series of vases of different sizes and designs. Compared to the ornaments of their era, the simple and organic shape of the vases was revolutionary. Aalto did not want to define the purpose of its vases, but it was up to the user. Today, the Aalto vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the world's most famous glass objects. Each vase is mouth-blown at the Iittala glass factory.

Iittala, Alvar Aalto