• Iittala exclusive

Iittala Claritas

Claritas 170mm clear

Each mouthblown glass vase in Timo Sarpaneva’s famous Claritas collection is a unique art object showcasing the superior expertise of Iittala’s glass art design. Instead of using a mould, each Claritas is built by mixing single layers of clear and coloured glass. Sarpaneva achieved the remarkable ’eyes’ effect through his interpretation of an old steam blowing method. This results in everchanging patterns inside the layered glass depending on the angle that it’s viewed.

The dimensions of each decorative vase vary depending on the master glassblower, making each Claritas a truly one of a kind showpiece. The clear Claritas creates striking impact with its sensuous circular form and stunning sophistication.

Iittala exclusive: this item is only available at iittala.com and stores

Product Article Number
15 cm
15 cm
17 cm
5.73 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Mouthblown glass
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth

Every piece from Timo Sarpaneva’s Claritas is a unique work of art. Claritas are created from a highly intricate technique which makes it possible to incorporate air bubbles and “eyes” shaped out of colored glass inside the glass. The air bubbles, layers of colored glass and shapes are taken to their extremes, demanding intimate knowledge of the glass material on the part of glassblowers and polishers.

Claritas are now available in a range of colors that were unimaginable when they were first produced. The height and dimensions of the mouth-blown object vary depending on the fingerprint of the glassblower, making Claritas art pieces truly one-of-a-kind showpieces. 

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Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 5-8 business days. Express delivery takes 2-3 business days.

Iittala webstore customers have the right to return the unused products free of charge within 14 days of delivery.

Iittala's designer Timo Sarpaneva

Timo Sarpaneva

Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was an international force in Finnish design. A designer, sculptor and educator, Sarpaneva’s pioneering glass work merged art with utilitarian design. Besides glass, he also worked with textiles, wood, porcelain and metal. Sarpaneva’s unique industrial design that helped to pioneer Finland’s global design reputation. Sarpaneva’s works are exhibited internationally. He has received much recognition throughout his illustrious career including the Lunning Prize and was twice awarded at the Milan Triennale. In 1976, Sarpaneva received the honorary title of Professor from the Finnish government.

Throughout his long collaboration with Iittala, Sarpaneva was responsible for creating key hallmarks of the company’s style. He designed the “i” logo which serves as the symbol of the company. In addition, Iittala’s Sarpaneva, a cast-iron pot, is a timeless classic that has been recognized as an international design icon.

Häberli has designed a range of home products for Iittala with his Blues, Claritas, Festivo, Orkidea, Sarpaneva, and Tsaikka Collections.

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