Aihio™ Design Candles – Aino Aalto® -Glass Tumbler From 1936 – Reincarnated as a Design Candle.
Aihio™ is a collection of handmade candles casted in the shape of a classic Finnish design glass. The 2013 Limited Edition candles are based on a rare newfound tumbler no. 4059 by designer Aino Aalto®, originally manufactured by Karhula glass factory in 1936. The package is made from recycled cardboard and is 100% recyclable. Carton is covered with black silkpaper to give a refined smooth finish with the matt stripe shaped label. Aihio™ candles contain hiqh quality craftsmanship from Finnish artisans and are made by hand from paraffin and stearin – leftover byproducts of oil refining.
How Finnish Design Glass Turned From Cool to Hot.
Designer Aino Aalto® (1894–1949) designed the tumbler no. 4059 as part of a tableware collection in 1936 – the same year she designed the iconic Aalto vase with Alvar Aalto®. No. 4059 was made in the Karhula glass factory in 1936, but the production ceased before the war in 1938. The elegant design won gold at the Triennale di Milano in 1936. Today the original glassware is a rare collectors´ item. The famous glass designs of Alvar&Aino Aalto® are Finnish design classics,
recognized all over the world.
Aihio™ in Finnish means an object which is transformed by evolution in design. Form follows function, a new function leads to a repurposed design. Reborn candles are based on original designs by the Finnish glass factories, representing various designers from the “golden years”. Aihio pays homage to the timeless design of the Finnish masters. Aihio™ Design Candles – Newfound Aino Aalto® -Glass Tumbler From 1936 – Reincarnated as a Design Candle. Great designers worked for the Finnish glass factories: Aino Aalto®, Alvar Aalto®, Tapio Wirkkala, Nanny Still, Helena Tynell and Timo Sarpaneva to name a few. Aihio™ brings back to life the legacy of timeless design with a new refreshing twist – Finnish design glass has turned from cool to hot.