To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, iittala has created a special collection of designs in ultramarine blue. The hue was born from a special glass recipe at iittala's glass factory in Finland and pays tribute to the clarity and true warmth of the Finnish national character. It's especially stunning on Oiva Toikka's Kastehelmi (Dewdrop) design, named after the bubbled detailing on the pressed glass. 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
I just started collecting the Kastehelmi candle holders 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!
Another Beautiful Kastehelmi!
December 2, 2017
I collect these candle holders, so of course I had to have the one commemorating Finland's 100th birthday. The blue is beautiful and vibrant, and the glass is nice and hefty. It's a very nice addition to my collection!