The Carambola Vase joins the iittala collection as the latest stunning design for utility by Heikki Orvola. Inspired by carambola, or starfruit, the bursting shape is both exotic and elegant in pure white bone china. The vase is subtly translucent and a glossy finish on the entire surface allows it to subtly play with light and shadow.
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
A master of the industrial arts, Heikka Orvola chose to focus his craft in glass, ceramics, cast iron and textiles. On the receiving end for many awards and prizes for his work, he won one of Finland’s most prestigious design award in 1998, the Kaj Franck Award. The Kivi glass votive holder... More Heikki Orvola
Beautiful vase, will be a classic. Every flower will look great in this vase. More beautiful than in the picture.
An exquisite object
August 28, 2016
iittala's Carambola Vase is an exquisite object. I'd originally bought the larger vase and loved it so much that I had to have the smaller one as well. Both of these sizes are perfect containers for displaying flowers since their shape permits stems to be held in place without resorting to a flower frog. But, more often than not, I display these vases empty. They're so exquisitely beautiful that they can stand on their own as works of art.