Cool, calm and comforting; the 2014 iittala glass color "Rain" is one of humble beauty. A moody grey with undertones of steel blue, it is the color of both an icy pond in winter and a quiet summer storm, carrying its charm between seasons.
With a surname that fittingly means "Wave" in Finnish, Alvar Aalto created these flowing lines in 1936 as an ode Finland's water-rich landscape. The following year, the design was unveiled at the Paris World Fair and the crowds were immediately taken by its effortless elegance. While the fluid form feels like such a natural occurrence, it takes 7 craftsmen, 12 work stages and 30 hours to create just one of these extraordinary vases. Mix and match this collection with the blue hues in Teema or Taika to really bring out the whispers of color in the mouth-blown glass.
First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... More iittala
Alvar Aalto created a lasting legacy in modern design as an architect and designer. Aalto entered exhibitions and participated in innovative urban planning conferences, designed civic and cultural buildings, and conceptualized household furniture and objects. All of his projects, whether th... More Alvar Aalto