This is Iittala.
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Based in Finland, where quality, aesthetics and functionality are important values, Iittala believes in the interior design that lasts a lifetime. The most famous object of Finnish design, the Aalto vase, was created in 1936 for iittala by Alvar Aalto and is exposed at the MoMA in New York as an international design icon. 

The Iittala designers's progressive philosophy is:

" We don’t just create beautiful objects. We believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away"


The roots of Iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland. In its early years Iittala produced blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass according to continental models.

In the beginning of the 20th century dinnerware was decorated with a variety of ornaments. Iittala was one of the first companies that make the transition from decorative dinner sets to functional, aesthetically pleasing objects infused with progressive Scandinavian design. This breakthrough in Finnish design, also changed glassware ranges led by Iittala in the 1950s and 1960s. A new kind of aesthetics and functionality affected Finnish glassware design while most other countries still used traditional, extensive glassware ranges. A simplified, modern design took over from cut crystal.

The core idea behind Iittala is to offer aesthetically and functionally durable products that bring enjoyment and pleasure to everyday life, whether it is about dining, creating a mood or storing small items at home. All Iittala objects are thought through in form, function and quality. All aim to achieve long-lasting everyday use and inspiration. Iittala objects are designed to be combined, with different designs across series, as well as with existing home environments.

" We believe people have the right to expect the design they buy to last a lifetime. We also see that the world is becoming more and more aware of the value of long-lasting design. We believe quality never goes out of fashion. The effort put into quality design has paid off: the Iittala collection includes not only new design but also items that have been around for more than 80 years."

Highly-skilled, experienced professionals in every part of the design and production process are essential in making Iittala what it is. A vast amount of human skills, effort and thought is required to create an object of quality. The road from an idea to a finished product is a close collaboration between designers and glassblowers.The craftsmen of the Iittala glass factory have dedicated themselves to keeping the Iittala tradition alive. When the timing is just right, the craftsmen take hold of a pipe, begin to twirl, lift and blow it.

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The pioneers of design as iittala Kaj Franck, Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto, Oiva Toikka, Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva are still a source of inspiration for the brand. Simplicity and modernity are qualities that are left unchanged even today in the work of the new generation of designers iittala as Harri Koskinen, Alfredo Häberli and Klaus Haapaniemi, to name just a few. 

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Today, the success of Iittala is based on strong craftsmanship, cooperation with innovative designers and a deep understanding of our consumers’ behavior.

Whoever holds an Iittaladesign in their own hand can create their own expression. Endless possibilities let you mix sizes, colours, memories and occasions. Iittala objects raise curiosity, they invite to touch and to use. They are pleasing to human senses due to shape, materials and the use of harmonious colours. It’s up to you to continue the story; it’s up to you to make it yours. Combine and complete. 

Everyone can create magic and individual expressions at home with Iittala. All products are made to work together – and you can decide the combination. What's your vision?


After all the summertime socializing, it´s also relaxing to have some me time, too. Those long, balmy evenings are perfect for revitalizing the body. Using colours that calm, you can massage your mind as well. Creating the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy the sound of silence, is simple with Iittala. Picture a pearl grey Purnukka in harmony with a white candle laden Teema

The mood for the end of summer is calm and architectonic. Mix blue, pearl, grey, white, lemon and black to create the perfet setting for serene relaxing moments.

Rain in glass products Aino Aalto, Kartio, Kivi, Kastehelmi, Aalto. 

Grey - Pearl Grey in Teema, Sarjaton, Purnukka, Jars, Meno, Kartio, Kivi, Vitriini, Aino Aalto, Lempi, Kastehlmi, Aalto, Vakka.

WhiteClearFrosted in most of the series.

Lemon in glass products Kastehelmi, Kivi, vitriini, Kuukuna, Vakka.

Black in Teema, Sarpaneva, Nappula, Atlas.

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Colour in your celebrations.

The sun brings out the fun in us all. Summer is an ideal season for lavish celebrations, from birthdays to weddings and anniversaries. Happy days encourage you to show off your style in happy ways. Sensationally sophisticated or boldly beautiful, the world is your canvas. Iittala design objects make painting a picture so much easier and so much more enjoyable. Imagine a salmon pink Aalto vase, bursting with summer flowers, surrounded by a chorus of lemon Kivis.


The mood for summer's celebrations is happy and sophisticated. Mix grey, white, lemon, black and salmon pink to create the perfect setting for lavish summer parties.


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Mix and match principle:
ŸIittala items can be combined with each other easily – or with your old items. Combinability offers Iittala consumers endless possibilities to make their own combinations – to be the final designers.

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Surround yourself with beautiful iittala objects. iittala's timeless products are designed to bring functional beauty to everyday life through enduring design, combinability, and incredible quality. This function and timeless design is illustrated by the ability to combine iittala glassware, dinnerware, cookware, and home accents with each other - both old and new pieces - to create a cohesive look that is both timeless and purposeful.