Iittala by Florencia Colombo and Ville Kokkonen is the first book to comprehensively document the 140-year history and influence of Finland’s legendary product design brand. Published by Phaidon to commemorate the 140th anniversary, Iittala is an unprecedented look into the progressive philosophies and unique working methods that helped the company grow into one of the most internationally recognized Finnish brands. Packed with over 500 color images, Iittala showcases the work of Aino and Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck, Oiva Toikka and many other notable designers affiliated Iittala. The sumptuous book is a must-have for architects, collectors, designers and students for years to come.
Hardcover. 400 pages. Written in English. Published in June, 2021 by Phaidon Press.
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