Slim and sporting a low-profile design, the Beak Water Carafe by Nude Glass is named for its magnified pouring spout. Like a graceful egret, the Beak takes on a whimsical aspect while pouring water easily from its namesake beak. Harkening ...Description:
Keep coffee close at hand with the Caffa Travel Mug by Alessi. A sleek design by Giulio Iacchetti, this stainless steel mug is ideal for busy days and fits easily in the hand or cupholder. Double-walled 18/10 steel and a ...Sip on your favorite beverages with the gentle ...Description:
Sip on your favorite beverages with the gentle touch of the DC03/41 - Tonale Stoneware Beaker from Alessi and designed by David Chipperfield. The stoneware ceramic cup is formed into a clean, pleasant shape, evocative of Chipperfield's geometric architecture. Its ...Description:
Make your morning routine more delightful as you sip your warming beverage with the elegantly designed Estetico Quotidiano Mug from Seletti. Subtly noticeable at a glance, fine ridges detail the outer surface of the mug; they evoke the silhouette of ...Description:
A floral, natural flow for your coffee or tea. The Graphics Mug Distortion by Iittala is fun and uniquely styled for memorable interactions at the water cooler or around the breakfast island. Gorgeous watercolor tones meet floral motifs and give ...Description:
The Alessi Grind Spice Grinder presents a unique and compelling design for the tried and true salt and pepper shakers. The expressive form features a series of ridges in a tapered shape, with the salt, pepper or spices dispensing from ...
The Iittala Story
In 1881, a small glass factory was founded in the little town of Iittala, Finland. Its blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass was high quality...but, at least from a design perspective, not highly original. That all changed during the modernism period of the 1930s and 40s, when famed Finnish designers Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck became involved in Iittala glassware design. From there, Iittala made the permanent transition from ornate dinner sets to simplified and functional--yet still highly beautiful--glasses, dinnerware, cookware, vases and other decorative home accessories.Read More
Why We Love Iittala
Embracing the boundary-pushing design philosophies of Aino and Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck has kept Iittala on the cutting edge of Scandinavian glassware production since the 1930s. This has included expanding material offerings from just glass to porcelain, wood, stainless steel and cast iron. Iittala designers work in close collaboration with glass blowers and other craftspeople to create pieces of unequaled quality and inventiveness. While certainly high design items ideal for formal occasions, Iittala pieces are also unfussy, functional and fun, making them more than suitable for everyday use.
A Fun Fact About Iittala
In order to create a single wavy Alvar Aalto vase, it takes a team of 7 skilled craftsmen, 12 work stages, 1100 degrees Celsius and 30 hours to take it through all the needed steps of production.
Noteworthy Products By Iittala
Iittala's successful expansion into materials beyond glass is ideally exemplified by the Collective Tools collection. Designed by Antonio Citterio, this array of stainless steel utensils is sleek and functional and--despite the fact that Citterio is Italian--a lovely representation of modern Scandinavian design.