Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection Tealight Candleholder - Linen

Alvar Aalto's asymmetrical wave shape for Iittala won the 1937 Paris World Fair and became his creative signature from architecture to glass. In the decades since, it’s become a globally recognized symbol of modern Scandinavian interior design.

Iittala's stunning new linen Aalto tealight candleholder inspired by Aalto’s waves brings a piece of Finnish design to any interior. The new annual linen coloured glass highlights the fluid design and the twinkling candlelight will create instant ambience.

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In 1936, Alvar Aalto’s series of glass vases won first prize in the 1936 Karhula-Iittala Glass Design Competition. Compared to the decorative objects of the time, the simple yet organic shape of this vase was a revolutionary statement. Inspired by waves (“aalto” in Finnish) in the water, the vase is a symbol of Finnish design and one of the most famous glass objects in the world.

Each and every vase in the Alvar Aalto Collection continues to be mouth blown at the Iittala factory and comes in a wide range of colors and sizes. The Collection is a staple of modern Scandinavian design and Iittala’s most iconic series.

Dimensions and details

Dimensions60 mm
Care AdviceHand wash only
DesignerAlvar Aalto
OriginMade in Finland
NoteTealight not included