Functionality and enduring design are in the core of Iittala’s design philosophy. Founded in 1881, Iittala started as a glass manufacturer. Today, glass and art glass are still an important part of Iittala’s heritage. Perhaps the most famous singular object of Finnish design, the Aalto vase, was designed for Iittala in 1936 by Alvar Aalto.
Iittala products are designed to be combined in countless ways, making our every day life a bit lovelier with versatile tableware. Classics designed by such pioneers of Finnish design as Kaj Franck, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Oiva Toikka, Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva can very well be combined with the works of new and talented designers Harri Koskinen ja Klaus Haapaniemi. Alongside with Iittala, Arabia and Hackman are also part of the same throawaysism-fighting family.