Functionality and enduring design are in the core of the design philosophy of the Finnish glassware company Iiittala. Founded in 1881, Iittala started as a glass manufacturer, and today, glass and art glass are still an essential part of its 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 everyday life a bit lovelier with versatile tableware and décor objects. Classics designed by pioneers of Finnish design such 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 like Harri Koskinen ja Klaus Haapaniemi . Alongside with Iittala, the brands Arabia and Hackman are also part of the same company fighting against throwaway culture.
This brand has collaborated with: Heikki Orvola , Tove Slotte , Kaj Franck , Alfredo Häberli , Klaus Haapaniemi , Aino Aalto , Tapio Wirkkala , Björn Dahlström , Timo Sarpaneva , Renzo Piano , Alvar Aalto , Harri Koskinen , Oiva Toikka , Ilkka Suppanen , Matti Klenell , Klaus Aalto , Laura Partanen , Arto Kankkunen , Antonio Citterio , Glen Oliver Löw , Toan Nguyen , Jasper Morrison , Magnus Pettersen , Elina Aalto , Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec , Philippe Malouin , Akira Minagawa , Santtu Mustonen