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Akar Design: Art, Architecture and Design.
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The Finnish name for ‘dewdrop’ refers to the circles of bubbles in the pressed glass. Inspired by Finnish nature, the dewdrops glisten like a string of pearls on grass in the morning sun. Oiva Toikka’s love for experimentation led to the creation of an entirely new droplet design for Kastehelmi. The resulting surface structure brings out the liv...
Inspired by ice and snow, Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours with the glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory, to recreate a unique slice of Nordic nature. Characterised by a rounded base supported by three ice peaks that float above the surface, the groundbreaking Ultima Thule brings a piece of arctic nature into any interior. The clear U...
Inspired by ripples in the water, Aino Aalto’s pressed glassware won the Milan Triennial and has been in constant production at Iittala since 1932. The classic Aino Aalto Collection features simple, durable glasses great for everyday use.
Serve cold drinks in style with the simple elegance of the clear mouthblown Aino Aalto pitcher. The Iittala...
The Ultima Thule bowl makes a striking serving platter for fruits or desserts. Stunning gift. Determined to recreate an ice-covered Finnish island where the sun never sets, Wirkkala spent nearly a thousand hours with the glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory, defying the rules of glassblowing. Ultima Thule’s iconic design features a rounded ...