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.
Finnish design pioneer Oiva Toikka was searching for a way to hide joint marks in glass when he invented the groundbreaking Kastehelmi design. Inspired by nature, Kastehelmi (Finnish for “dewdrop”) features rings of raised glass droplets that resemble strings of dewdrops glistening under the morning sun. Kastehelmi plays with light, bringing out the reflective beauty of the glass. The delicate yet durable clear Kastehelmi bowl is perfect for serving ice cream, pudding, parfait, candies and nuts. The striking footed design brings elegance to any table.