Introducing our annual colour amethyst

Iittala’s 140th year anniversary includes a storied tradition of colour expertise that goes back as far as we do. That’s why it’s only fitting that to commemorate our anniversary, we’ve chosen amethyst, one of the most vibrant and most difficult colours to produce.

Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160 mm amethyst
Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160 mm amethyst
Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160 mm dark grey
Alvar Aalto Collection vase 160 mm dark grey

Amethyst is one of the rarest of our colours and one of the most demanding to produce. The special ingredients and extreme glassblowing skills it requires makes it a true gem.

Frutta tumbler 25 cl salmon pink 2 pcs
Frutta tumbler 25 cl salmon pink 2 pcs
Frutta pitcher 100 cl amethyst
Frutta pitcher 100 cl amethyst
Frutta tumbler 25 cl lemon 2 pcs
Frutta tumbler 25 cl lemon 2 pcs
Frutta tumbler 25 cl clear 2 pcs
Frutta tumbler 25 cl clear 2 pcs

Amethyst

The bright jeweled tone shifts from dark lilac to a deep blue depending on the light. Amethyst is a statement colour that adds vibrancy to its surroundings. Especially as it weaves into soft furnishings, creating a strong focal point. 

Our annual colour palette consists of amethyst along with a muted dark grey that creates beautiful contrasting balance. A special 2021 edition in amethyst includes pieces from the Aalto, Essence, Frutta, Kastehelmi and Miranda collections.

Masters of colour 

Colour is in our heart and soul. For decades, we have utilized our unrivaled colour expertise to create thousands of distinct colours. With over a thousand secret colour recipes and an extensive colour palette, our mastery of pigments is unique in the world. 

We are known for the rich purity of our shades. We set ourselves apart by putting the colour in the mass instead of adding it to the surface later.