In 2004, Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen created a mouth-blown decanter with every element reduced to its purest purpose through essential shapes. The neck opens slightly to allow just the right amount of air in so wine can breathe while still allowing the light to ignite the ruby-red brilliance of the vintage. The spout is expertly crafted to provide an easy, drip-free pour when serving. Its simple lines perfectly complement iittala's range of Essence wine glasses for a beautifully balanced collection. For these reasons, the design won the Design Plus award in 2005, and the decanter continues to get attention for its beauty and function.
The iittala Citterio Decanter makes a wonderful housewarming, wedding, or anniversary gift for wine lovers. When not in use, the glass art will look striking on a bar cart amidst other treasures.
Pictured with iittala Essence Red Wine glasses (not included)
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala
Antonio Citterio is a world renowned furniture and industrial designer. He was born in 1950 in Italy and graduated at the Politecnico di Milano with a degree in architecture. Some of his many achievements include winning the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1987 and 1995 as well as being displ... More Antonio Citterio
The picture on the site does not do justice to this carafe. It is elegant, with relatively thin walls. It looks great on our table holding a bottle of wine. 't's also easy to use, and easy to clean. I look forward to using it for years.
December 31, 2018
I purchased this decanter and the set of 4 IIttala Essence red wine glasses as a gift for a friend and they were so thrilled with it! This decanter is beautifully made and of course very functional! The opening is large enough to let the wine breathe beautifully! I highly recommend this decanter along with Iittala wine glasses as a gift or for yourself!
ProsExcellent gift, high quality,
Great for gifts!
June 5, 2017
Shipped right on time. Customer service was very helpful.
Antonio Citterio Decanter
June 4, 2016
What I like most about this is that when you decant a 750ml bottle of wine, the purpose is to allow the wine to breath, exposing a larger surface area to the air than when you let it sit in the bottle. Too many other decanters have a shape that doesn't allow a large surface area of wine to touch air. Enter Antonio Citterio! This one does not fill up the canted sides and therefore has large surface area to mellow the wine. Great design. In fact, the picture is the way it looks when you decant an entire 750ml bottle. Only reason I give it 4 stars is because it seems it will be very easy to break. It is only 2 lbs in lieu of 3+lbs like others I have owned. The heavier ones usually are leaded and seem to take an impact better.
Iittala products always classics!
August 31, 2015
Perfect, as usual!
December 27, 2012
Just received as a gift. No experience to report yet.
ProsThe shape and quality.
ConsNothing as yet.
Practical and Beautiful
August 19, 2011
Modern Scandinavian everyday design.
ProsPractcal, unique design
July 27, 2011
My son was impressed not only by the beauty of the decanter, but how useful it is.