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Aino Aalto designed functionalism-inspired housewares for contemporary homes. Her approach was steeped in the Modernism architectural style which emphasized an honest use of materials and affordable mass production. One of Aalto’s most notable designs for Iittala is her pressed glassware, inspired by the circles that form when a stone is thrown ...
Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish design. His iconic collection of Iittala Birds by Toikka first took flight back in 1972 with the creation of his small glass Flycatchers. The collection embodies a rich fusion of glassmaking traditions and would not have been possible without Toikka’s hands-on-approach at the glassworks and his...
All the essential glasses that serve a variety of your favourite wines. Side by side they express a remarkable sense of balance with the stem and base being the same size. Sensually pleasing to hold and handle, Essence makes fine wines even more enjoyable.
Design: Alfredo Häberli
Made in Germany
Care: Dishwasher safe
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 li...
The Finnish name for 'dewdrop' refers to the circles of bubbles in the pressed glass. Inspired by Finnish nature, the 'dewdrop' 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 l...