Aino Aalto Glassware
Aino Aalto (1984 - 1949) was born in Helsinki, Finland and received her architecture degree in 1920 from Helsinki Polytechnic. In 1924, Aino joined her future husband famed Finnish architect Alvar Aalto's firm, creating a lifelong partnership that built an international design legacy. The couple worked closely until Aino's death, collaborating on several projects that have left a significant mark on global design. Her architectural exhibitions for Artek received the Gran Prix at the 1936 Milan Triennial. Aino also won the gold medal at the same competition for her iconic Aalto Glasses for Iittala which were inspired by the circles created by throwing rocks in the water.