Mini savoy Savoy, the home of sweet romance Savoy, it wins you at a glance Savoy, gives happy feet a chance, to dance. I have written about my favourite vase before, but now I have another reason to be in awe of its beauty… a miniature version. 75 years after Alvar Aalto designed the famous collection of free-blown glass objects, Iitalla have launched a 55mm mouth-blown mini-vase in the six original colours, often dubbed the ‘Savoy’ vase. “It is extremely difficult to blow the right amount of molten glass, with the preferred consistency, into a tiny mould. Each movement has to be timed even more precisely than when one is working on a large vase” says master glassblower Keijo Kopra. I was given it inside a bag at Skandium for an event I attended and you can imagine my excitement. Read more about the Aalto vase at www.iittala.com Daniel Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started ateliertally.com as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.