Showcased at the Paris World Fair in 1937 but never sold to a wider audience, these pots designed by Aino Aalto were intended for the terrace of her home on Helsinki's Riihitie Road. Remade for indoor use 80 years later, the organic shaped pots have no sharp corners, inviting the user to instead marvel at the simplicity and beauty of their plants.
Aino Aalto (b.1894- d. 1949) was a Finnish architect and a pioneer of Scandinavian design. She is known as a co-founder of the design company Artek along with husband Alvar Aalto and as an integral designer on its most well-known designs. As Artek's first artistic director, her creative output spanned textiles, lamps, glassware, and buildings.
Alvar Aalto (b. 1898- d. 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer, celebrated as the inventor of bent plywood furniture. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings. Together with first wife Aino Aalto, he developed works with a focus on gesamtkunstwerk, or the totality of the space, giving special care and attention to the interior surfaces and accessories after designing the building itself. He is the designer and founder of the Alvar Aalto Museum in Finland.
Glazed ceramic. Manufactured by Artek. Measures 15.75 x 10.75 x 7.75 inches.