Candlelight will look lovely glistening inside this stunning iittala votive. Though the color is called Aqua for its aquatic inspiration, it is a purplish-blue hue that becomes more saturated - almost neon - at the edges. Named Kastehelmi (dewdrop) after the bubbled detailing on the pressed glass, this collection was originally produced from 1964-1988 and brought back to celebrate Oiva Toikka's 50 year mark as a designer. Pop tealights in a few of these to line up along a windowsill or down the center of the dining room table for timeless ambiance.
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
One, if not the most recognizable names in Finnish glass design, Oiva Toikka’s boundless imagination has taken glass art to new heights. Best known for his Birds collection for iittala, he brings mouth-blown glass creations to life. Each one is hand-crafted so every piece is an original and... More Oiva Toikka
They are just stone beautiful.. I love looking at them lit, empty on a shelf, even the way they are packaged. The blue color casts a lovely light in my redwood home in the woods....reminiscent of my stays in Finland.
My last order was for eight more of them...six will be for gifts for people I really love.....the rest go with the others on my mantle or my table.
A word here on the way FinnStyle packs things. I have been skydiving and BASEjumping over 50 years, and never packed a chute as carefully as these folks pack glass. Several orders over the years and nothing even looks less than flawless.
They are nice on the phone, too.
ProsLovely to look at.....whether lit or not. Great hand feel. They are properly heavy and substantial. They are beautifully packaged for gifts.
Amazing Color of This Classic Candle Holder
July 28, 2018
I love Kastehelmi Dewdrop candle holders. They all are beautiful, but something about this color especially appeals to me. The purplish-blue hue so perfectly described in the product listing is striking in person.
Once you get one, you need them all!
May 3, 2018
The Kastehelmi Aqua candle holder was my first of this line and I fell in love with its looks and versatility. I even use it as a mini vase for the flowers that my dog had trampled on (at least now I can't be mad at him anymore for doing so :) They blend well with all the other Iittala votives and since they are bigger they don't look lost on their own. Beautiful colors as well, lit or unlit. And as always, Finnstyle consistently makes sure to get my orders in lightning speed to me! Thank you!