The iittala Kartio glassware, designed by Kaj Franck in 1958, is the perfect marriage of color and form. Internationally appreciated for its durable, simple and practical shape and function, the ittala Kartio line was one of Franck's internationally best known works. Real beauty, Frank maintained, could only be found in the practicality of use.
MEASUREMENTS: 3" tall x 3" in diameter at rim (8 x 7.5 cm)
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
Born in Finland in the early 1900’s, designer Kaj Franck preferred deconstructed design and valued usability as it directly related to beauty. In removing excessive elements, his simplistic designs are comfortable and easily palatable for home use. Franck’s hauntingly beautiful Kartio Glass... More Kaj Franck
After our niece borrowed our set of 10 ittala Kartio large tumblers for a bridal shower I realized we needed
to add 4 more tumblers to our collection. Over the years we have purchased many different types of basic beverage glasses but these rise to the top.
ProsThe ittala Kartio tumbler's design meets my husband's demand for a steady bottom and my demand for a simple, utilitarian tumbler to serve a wide variety of beverages.
June 25, 2018
Very nice glasses!
I highly recommend these lovely Iittala glasses ... they are well made and perfect for everyday use. I purchased these in blue as well ... I am a collector of Iittala products and have yet to be disappointed with any of my purchases ... thank you Finn Style for the excellent service and speed of shipping to me here in Canada.
ProsExcellent product and sleek design! Goes with all dinner decor ...
June 25, 2018
I love these Iittala glasses ... they are good quality and not too large .... perfect for everyday use ... the color is lovely.
ProsExcellent for everyday use ... they are a heavier glass and will not break easily ... they hold about 13 oz. which is most suitable for most beverages.
March 27, 2018
Form and function in one
These glasses are expertly crafted. You can tell by the weight that they are supposed to withstand the test of time. And they are easy to hold -- my little one has never dropped his glass. I love the shape because it makes it easy for my sponge to clean every nook and cranny. Every guest I've had over can tell that this is premium, very high quality.
March 23, 2018
Beautiful, timeless design.
ProsThick, sturdy glass.
Chester Springs, PA
January 20, 2018
Sturdy, simple and functional
These tumblers are sturdy to hold and i love the simplicity of it.
January 13, 2018
The size and color are perfect
Long Beach California
December 13, 2017
Beautiful glasses for juices, milk , wine etc
Fun to add some color to the table and very comfortable to hold
December 7, 2017
Classic and modern
Packaged so thoughtfully
All items arrived carefully wrapped and intact ... glasses and delicate items were packed so well and arrived quickly. So thrilled to have a set of these lovely and elegant glasses. Thank you for including them in your holiday sale!
December 7, 2017
Sea blue katie glasses
Love these beautiful colors! I have 4 different colors in sets of 2. Love these great quality glasses and perfect size...easy to hold!
By Kathrin Hagge
December 2, 2017
iittala Kartio Clear Large Tumbler - Set of 2
my all time favorite glasses. Very sturdy. Good for hot and cold drinks.
Love the shape. Excellent for smoothies.
Very well packaged with sustainable packaging material!
October 23, 2017
Love the color, the shape, the weight, the shine of the glass -- so pretty in a table setting, and so pleasing in the hand.
New York, NY
September 4, 2017
Kaj Franck did well with these
Indesputablybgorgeous and functional glasses in variety of tones. Iâ€™ve mixed and matched different colors.
August 13, 2017
Mixed together at the table with Kartio colored glasses, these simple glasses are elevated to something truly special. Love the shape.
August 13, 2017
Elegant and Functional
These glasses are so beautiful that they make everyday meals feel like special occasions.
August 13, 2017
Sleek and Functional
I 've so far purchase 5 sets of the Kartio glasses in different shades of blue and clear. This shade of blue is by far my favorite color because it is so vibrant. The different shades of blue look beautiful together at the dinner table -- like a collection of sea glass.
July 30, 2017
The perfect glass
Kartio is pure perfection! Elegant, modern, simple, sturdy but not clunky, and works for any and all type of use. Fancy dinner or glass of milk for kids. I finally replaced our odd collection of random glasses with a dozen of these. Now I feel like a grown-up. Then i ordered another dozen of the smaller size to complete the table setting.
ProsPerfect size, beautiful simplicity. Tastes good to drink from, not too thick.
Ft Wayne, IN
February 20, 2017
I have several of these and the Alina Aalto Iittala large tumblers in multiple colors and love using them on my table. They mix and match so well together.
ProsMany colors available
Mix and match nicely
ConsSmallish- wish there were one size larger
St. Paul, MN
January 22, 2017
Absolutely the finest luxury basic glass
I've been purchasing these for years now. They are the very best. The lines are simple and classic. They mix with modern as well as traditional settings. They wear beautifully. The only losses have been due to human error. They make a great wedding present because they will last for a long time, and look well. The color choice is wonderful.
January 8, 2017
The Best Everyday Glasses Ever
Kartio glasses are the best everyday glasses ever. They are very sturdy and of a good thickness. The colors are an added bonus!
Prosthick walls, great colors
January 2, 2017
Perfect Everyday Glasses
Sturdy and beautiful color selection
Traverse City, Michigan
January 2, 2017
Love these glasses
I ordered these glasses on sale and couldn't be happier with them! They feel sturdy but they are very comfortable to hold and just the right size for water and other beverages. I like the dark color, too.
December 20, 2016
These are great tumblers. We saw them at a restaurant and had to find them online and order some. Love the apple green color!
December 10, 2016
These tumblers are just the right size, nice color for everyday or fancy table setting.
Palo Alto, California
December 7, 2016
I love the Kartio large and small tumblers. This water green color is so fresh, love it!
San Francisco, CA
October 30, 2016
Sand is so pretty
It doesn't sound pretty, but Sand actually has a purple tinge to the thicker base that is hypnotizing. I have an assortment of Kartio colors, but Sand may be my favorite.
ProsThe shape makes these glasses perfect for everything from morning juice to cocktails, or maybe morning cocktails?!? And they stack well.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
October 30, 2016
I love this mug because the size is perfect.
It is durable and beautiful.
September 5, 2016
Gorgeous and sturdy - love them!
September 3, 2016
Perfect size and shape
This is my third or 4th order of the kartio glasses. I love the look and they are comfortable to hold.
Eau Claire, WI
August 30, 2016
I wasn't sure how I'd like the color, but they are a great addition to my glassware. I utilize them for a couple different cocktails or ice water. Four won't be enough, so I plan on purchasing more. Items are solid, heavy, and appear durable.
Palo Alto, California
August 26, 2016
Great design and size
I really adore these medium tumblers. They are in a perfect size for the kids.
June 4, 2016
Glasses are great
We use these all the time for cocktails and liquor, in lieu of a typical 'rocks' glass. 7 oz size is great, and quality is great as expected from Iittala. Shipping from Finnstyle was blazing fast.
February 6, 2016
Great quality and heft
Looks great, feels great in the hand, nice heft at the bottom, timeless glassware.
January 10, 2016
Sturdy and beautiful
Love these functional everyday glasses that can double for very attractive dinner party water glasses, and more ...
ProsFeel heavy and sturdy, not easily breakable, and also beautifully crafted - really enjoying them as our new everyday glasses!
December 23, 2015
nice, very nice
Well, I'd love the original versions with the super thin glass, but lets face it these are more practical and sturdy.
The clear glass is nice, not boring, and mixes well to balance with the light blues and greens of other Kartio glasses you may set at the table.
Practically speaking, most folks seem to prefer to drink from light or clear glasses over the dark blues...
ProsThe design is great and they are reasonably strong, yet visually refined.
The size is not only good for juice but is also nice for simple wines at a casual gathering, instead of conventional stem wine glasses. They also work well for a whiskey or bourbon glass.
August 11, 2015
sea blue- attractive color
Sea blue is one of my favorite colors along with rio brown, red, and turquoise. It is my go to color when I drink water. Sea blue medium tumblers were discontinued in 2013, so I had to grab a few more while still in stock!
May 5, 2015
so many uses
drinks, dessert, display
Proscoordinates with everything, sharp, sleek, mod.
May 5, 2015
nice all around handy size tumbler
Prosi love the sand color
April 26, 2015
Best ever drinking glass
Nice to hold and sturdy great lip
ProsNot fragile timeless style
By franklin salasky
April 7, 2015
modern classic glassware for everyday use
In this case I was adding to the number of these glasses that I already owned for years.
Prosthe glass hits the mark of total elegance: simple in form and decorative in color.
it is equally usable every day and special occasions.
Not one has broken over many years.
san mateo, ca
December 15, 2014
Larger size glasses to an existing family
We bought a water pitcher and 4 of the smaller glasses in the same product line, Kartio, few years ago. We needed more glasses as we have guests and we found a larger size tumbler, we bought them. It's a good size and pretty stylish.
ProsDurable (than expected). Simple design.
August 5, 2014
Nice size and go with many dinnerware patterns
Purchased these to add to our collection of various colored Kartio glasses. They are a great shape and size, easy to hold and mix with many dinnerware patterns.
April 14, 2014
Handsome, versatile tumblers
I love the Kartio tumblers. These are the perfect size for morning OJ or small desserts. I have them in different sizes, and use them all the time.
April 13, 2014
Iittala for everyday, cool!
This is the second set of Iittala Kartio glasses that I have purchased. They are simple and elegant and great for everyday elegant table settings.
Santa Cruz, CA
April 4, 2014
Love these so much I've now ordered the medium size as well
I was in the market for some new everyday glasses...so glad I tried these. It was so hard to pick amongst the different fun colors I ended up getting an assortment. Very happy with them. Have a nice heft and feel, and look great. Lots of compliments from my dinner guests the other night...everyone noticed them right away!
March 18, 2014
Utilitarian,simple and elegant. Love it
February 2, 2014
I bought 8 of these, I love them….
February 2, 2014
I bought 8 of these, I love them
January 16, 2014
I wanted glasses that were modern but not boring. I love the color.
December 14, 2013
Iconic Iittala Tumblers
The glasses immediately take me back to Scandinavia.
ProsClassy, the color is clear throughout the entire glass.
The FinnStyle team is the best!
I shall continue to share with friends and family, 'shop at FinnStyle!'
I can hardly wait to visit the store in person!
long beach, ca
December 13, 2013
Looks delicate, yet is durable and machine washable.
By Denise Fitzpatrick
December 12, 2013
Wonderful customer service
Glasses arrived quickly and were carefully packed. FinnStyle has superb customer service.
October 26, 2013
Nice shape and color
I like Kartio medium tumblers and use them everyday. They are very sturdy and good size for juice or V8 at breakfast. Sea Blue color is great, but you can see some strain around the edges in this color. I bought two sets, and two out of four has some strain. Sea Blue is softer to keep shape during cooling down than other colors. Anyway, I love this color and have several items from Kartio lines. You cannot find any strain in mouth-blown Kartio Sea Blue items.
ConsSome strain only in Sea Blue Medium Tumbler (My Sea blue Large Tumblers and mouth-blown litems have no strain at all.)
July 26, 2013
good everyday glasses
I have had Kartio tumblers before -- though the smaller size - and they have held up well over the years: no scratches, no chips. They work for everyday and are pretty enough to work for dinner parties and neutral enough in shape to go with any dinnerware.
December 27, 2012
These are beautiful glasses and the grey color is striking. They arrived promptly in excellent condition which is rare these days. I have always received excellent service from you. The fact that they were on sale is the icing on the cake. Thank you.
By Lora K
New York City
December 25, 2012
Functional and Attractive
We have been using these tumblers for years, and I was happy to get another set of four when they went on sale. They are perfect for juice.
ProsI like the size and the design. They are well made and very attractive. I have them in several colors.
By Shirley S
August 18, 2012
The perfect size. I am using them in my newly renovated bathroom. Sold and well designed.
Prossolid. well designed.
June 23, 2012
Small water glass
Like the color, small glass for water or juice
ProsLike the color
ConsCan't tell what is in the glass
May 1, 2012
Love the color! Not too large to easily hold
March 31, 2012
Beautiful items, arrived in perfect condition
ProsColors, shape, quality, reminds me of Finland!
March 22, 2012
Thank you - found the Iittala Tumblers with you after searching everywhere. They were shipped to Sydney in days. Excellent service - will use it again
ProsPrompt, easy service
By Gaurav K
March 11, 2012
Beautiful in its simplicity, which is what I consider the high point of great design. Love these guys...and would recommend them to anyone!!
March 9, 2012
The best juice glass!
Perfect size, fun colors, durable.
January 25, 2012
Iittala kartioe light blue large tumblers
I have a set of the medium Kartio tumblers in light blue and now have some large tumblers. I love the way they capture the light. And most liquids look wonderful in them.
By Mary-Neale S
June 17, 2011
These tumblers are corporate glassware for everyone's use. We love the weight, style and especially the light blue color. They're a perfect match with the porcelain dishes and napkins by iittala. Combined pieces make a wonderful table presentation for our catered events. Perfect.
miami beach, FL
June 5, 2011
they look great next to the dinnerware
By Scandinavian design fan
March 27, 2011
I purchased the Kartio glasses as companions for my recently purchased Teema china so that I could have a "pure" design experience. I am very happy with the simple line and the clarity of the glassware. I was apprehensive of adding color to the glassware (I usually opt for clear), but the Kartio colors are very appealing and add a touch of uniqueness to the eating experience. All of the Iittala Finnish products I have ordered (sight unseen) have been simply remarkable...I love them all!!!
ProsHigh quality standards are evident in every product Iittala manufactures, and these Kartio glasses are no exception. From concept, design and production, the products are beautiful.
By Tina L.
March 9, 2011
wonderful colorful tumbler. We use as a regular glass size, it is shaped wonderful and is the perfect weight.
February 28, 2011
They are sturdy and beautiful!
February 26, 2011
Beautiful and functional
The shape and heft of these glasses in the hand is perfect, and I love the range of colors. Somehow drinks just taste better in these!
chapel hill, north carolina
January 3, 2011
I love this glasses, they are well made and the colors are very attractive.
Proscolors, how thick the glass is
Conswish i could get four glasses for a better price