Aino Aalto pitcher
120cl clear. 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.