Aino Aalto tumblers
£6.25 – £8.50
Designed in 1932 when the firm of Karhula (which later merged with iittala) held a competition for a new generation of affordable pressed glass. Whatever came first is now long forgotten, but Aino Aalto's second placed design has been, for all but a 5 year hiatus in the mid 1980's, in continuous production ever since. There have doubtless been a multitude of copies of this classic ribbed design, but this is the original, and its form, quality, and subtlety of colour remain unsurpassed. Supplied singly in 2 sizes, 22cl and 33cl, and four colours (left to right) grey, clear, light-blue, and apple-green.