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Alvar Aalto’s first wife, Aino Marsio (1894-1949), was a noted architect-designer. Back in 1924, she started at Alvar Aalto's architecture office. Soon they fell in love and got married.
In 1932, it so happened that Alvar Aalto, who would soon rocket to international fame, lost a design competition to his wife. Ainos winning entry, the "Aalto glasses", was awarded second prize in the pressed glass entries to the 1932 competition at the Karhula glassworks.
The complete collection consisted of a tumbler, a pitcher, a shot glass, a sugar bowl, a creamer, and some plates and bowls of various sizes.
Four years later, with slight modifications, "Bolgeblick" collection received gold medal at the Milan Triennal 1936.
'Bolgeblick' was in production (first by Karhula, and then by Riihimaen Lasi) until mid 1950s.
In late 1990s a part of the series (but not these footed bowls) reissued by Iittala.

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