Alvar Aalto’s Savoy Vase
Continues to Inspire Designers
For over 70 years, the Alvar Aalto Savoy vase has withstood the test of time and continues to be a shinning icon in the world of modern design. Alvar Aalto’s famous vase has recently inspired Czech designer, Jan Ctvrtnik. Ctvrtnik recently won the Climate Competition put on by Dutch design company, Droog.
The competition was open to anyone with interesting and challenging design ideas. The design could take on any form but had to incorporate some type of climate theme.
The original influence behind Aalto’s classic Savoy shape has always been under speculation but many people believe that he modeled it after an outline of a lake in Finland. The word ‘droog’ is a Dutch word that means ‘dry’ and Ctvrtnik’s Aalto inspired vase literally incorporated ‘dry’ into the climate theme. Ctvrtnik’s simple modification suggests how the lake’s shape could change due to global warming. For more pictures of the Aalto inspired vase, visit Droog’s website.