The iittala glass vase "Avena" series 3429 designed by Tapio Wirkkala in Finland 1971.
It captures modernism relationship with nature. Allowing nature to organically form the asymmetry of the vase.
It is like having a piece of animation on display as it changes shape as you move around the vase.
The design is inspired by the Finnish landscape - the contours of fractured ice, or the bark of a tree-trunk in winter.
Not only is the piece attractive to the eye, it has a fantastic touchy-feely element too and you feel the the cast glass under your finger tips.
A gorgeous vintage Iittala Finland glass vase from the AVENA series by Tapio Wirkkala.
The vase measures 17cm tall and is fully marked on the base with the Signature: Tapio Wirkkala 3429. And the remnants of the original makers label too.