Designed in 1936.
Decorate your world with beautiful, functional accessories infused with forward-looking Scandinavian design. Building on 19th century roots in Finnish glass blowing, Iittala’s accessories for the home evolved from the influence of 1930s modernism, to blend beauty and function into objects accessible to all. Their varied collections of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and more, reflect these values of spare form, respect for function, and a touch of magic.
Indulge your love of color with intensely striped Origo ceramic serving pieces, or your love of story and decorative detail with Taika dinnerware. Accessorize your bar area with the exquisite blown glass Iitala decanter and wine glass set. You’ll recognize the original, organic designs of the Aino Aalto tumblers and large glass pitchers that have influenced a century of Scandinavian design. Beautify your everyday lifestyle with these affordable, fine quality objects from Iitala.
Alvar Aalto (1898 – 1976) was an architect and designer born in Kuortane, Finland. He earned a degree in architecture from Helsinki Polytechnic and went on to design major public buildings including museums and concert halls – he also created housewares and furniture for brands such as Iittala and Artek. He is perhaps best known for his Savoy vase, inspired by the waves of the Finnish lakes. This striking design premiered at the 1930 New York World's Fair and caused an international sensation. Alvar Aalto emphasized that his work should speak for itself. In an interview in 1950, he said, What an architect says doesn't mean a damned thing.