Happy Birthday: Aalto's Savoy Vase

The iconic and gorgeous Savoy Vase is having its 70th birthday. Designed in 1936 by Alvar Aalto it has been produced continously for seven decades by Iittala, based in Finland.

A representative of Iittala has said, "I don't think Aalto would have designed such a vase if he'd known more about how to make it.".

So many good things in life seem to come about that way. Here are a few original design collages for the Savoy:

via: metropolismag.com
photo: unica home
collages: Iittala