Last year I visited Helsinki Design week and Habitare and got the opportunity to visit the studio of Alvar Aalto, a beautiful white building where we got to see lots of drawings and work by the hand of this famous Finnish designer, have a look here for a sneak peek Hello from Helsinki designweek.
Not only did he designed major public building and public homes, he also designed several functional furniture and houseware. Aalto hallmarks include a harmonious relationship with nature, his famous Savoy Vase for Iittala for example was inspired on Finnish lakes.
Alvar Aalto Collection and a Christmas dinner
A very special Christmas event was organised by Iittala last month where we got to surprise a friend with a present from Iittala at an early Christmas dinner. I brought my friend Muriel who is a real design aficionado and once told me about her wish to possess a real Alvar Aalto vase, My decision of what to choose her as a gift for this special Christmas dinner was quickly made…. nothing better then being able to make a friends wish come true right. Thank you Iittala!
My Top 5 wish list for Christmas
To select the present for my friend Muriel I visited the Iittala store downtown and found a few really beautiful items that I would love to find under my own Christmas tree. I think the copper coloured glass definitely adds a warm touch to the cold December month. The green festive wreath is made by Anastasia Benko
In the picture above:
– Leimu Lamp in copper and concrete
– Iittala X Issey Miyake plates in dark green
– Alvar Aalto vase in colour desert
– Latern candleholder in colour copper
– Nappula candleholders in dark grey
moodboard by Vosgesparis / last picture © w/ Style from our photoshoot for forestrywool