What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.
The progressive philosophy of design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away.
Kastehelmi brings together legendary Finnish designer Oiva Toikka’s love of artistic experimentation and his passion for nature. Determined to find a way to hide joint marks in glass, Toikka created the groundbreaking raised glass droplet design that resembles strings of dewdrops glistening under the morning sun. Kastehelmi (Finnish for “dewdrop”) plays with light, bringing out the reflective beauty of the glass. The delicate yet durable Kastehelmi cake stand is perfect for showcasing favourite desserts.