A different level for iittala
December 17, 2018
As a general "box of ornaments," they are really attractive and the price is great. Which maybe should have been the giveaway that they were not going to be up to the standard of what iittala usually produces. They are made in China, and the color of the glass is applied onto clear glass bulbs - it is not the actual color of the glass. I really should have guessed, because red glass is expensive to produce, but if you are familiar with iittala then you know this is a complete departure from how they have historically manufactured glass.
I know they are moving away from being a "Finnish glass manufacturer" and into selling "Finnish design" produced outside the country, but this was a bit disappointing.
So again, as ornaments go, they are lovely. As iittala goes, they are a disappointment.