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iittala Essence Universal Glasses (Set of 2)
iittala Essence Universal Glasses (Set of 2)
iittala Essence Universal Glasses (Set of 2)

iittala Essence Universal Glasses (Set of 2)

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Meet the newest member of the Essence family. Fittingly named "Universal," the large and sleekly-shaped glass is multifunctional. Use it to serve water, milk, shakes, juices, soft drinks, ciders, and even beer. The iittala Essence collection was designed by Argentinean designer Alfredo Häberli in 2001. The mouth-blown, lead-free glass allows for a thin lip that feels natural in hand and is pleasant to sip from. The Universal glasses will pair well with the original Essence win glasses at the table setting, since each stem and base are sized the same with this harmony in mind.
  • ITEM #: II-ES366057
  • MATERIAL: Glass
  • COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in Germany
  • Dishwasher safe with care
  • Holds 18.5 oz (55 cl)
  • Price is for a boxed set of two glasses

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

Alfredo Häberli

A master of reflection, Alfredo Häberli has become an internationally recognized designer whose mantra "observation is the best form of thought" has proved invaluable when creating his popular glassware collections. Born in Argentina in 1964, Alfredo Häberli moved to Switzerland in 1977 w... More Alfredo Häberli

Review Summary
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100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
By Timothy
Houston, Texas
Clean elegance
October 17, 2022
Superb craftsmanship
Delightful tactile experience—holding and sipping
By Katherine
Frederick, Maryland
April 5, 2021
These are very nice and compliment my Iittala dinnerware. We use them every evening at dinner.
By carolin
Troy, MI
Universal Appeal!
July 21, 2020
Loving these new glasses! They of course look great with my Essence collection. Again, this style fits nicely in the hand and has a very balanced feel without taking away from the lightness of the glass. These will hold whatever I want, from ice tea to water to a gin & tonic.
  • Design, balance
  • Style
  • Glass clarity
By Sue
Voorhees, NJ
Best for someone with larger hands
September 13, 2018
I love the design with the narrower neck of this vessel. However, I feel that the wider base, which helps avert spillage, is not ideal for me. They are a bit difficult to grasp. Ideal for a man, though.
  • Narrower neck. Easier to drink from than a wider neck.
  • Wider base is good for someone with large hands.
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