Iittala Gaissa

Dbl old fashioned 28cl 2pcs

Designer Tapio Wirkkala is a pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. His mediums ranged from sculptures to banknotes but Wirkkala always carried a special place for glass. He and the ittala glassblowers worked closely, creating hundreds of glass pieces together. Nature served as Wirkkala’s greatest inspiration. The Gaissa collection is designed with the artic climate in mind. The rocky bottoms and thin walls of the drinkware reflect the lucid qualities of ice. The mouthblown, classical glassware combines Nordic beauty with clarity and function. The Gaissa double old fashioned set has a solid base and perfect balance making it smooth to hold and handle. Ideal for serving cocktails and whiskeys.

Product Article Number
1008510
EAN
6411929500252
Width
8 cm
Length
8 cm
Height
8.8 cm
Weight
0.34 kg
Volume
28 cl
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Mouthblown glass
  • Hand wash only
Gaissa

Gaissa was designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1973. The mouth blown, classical barware is available in three sizes. The glasses have rocky bottoms and thin walls that reflect the lucid qualities of ice. Wirkkala's derived much of his design inspiration from nature such as ice formations and the way water flows. Gaissa embodies the powerful impact of the arctic climate on Wirkkala’s aesthetic.

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Free standard delivery to all purchases for Myiittala members.

Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 5-12 business days. Express delivery takes 2-8 business days.

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

Free standard delivery to all purchases for Myiittala members.

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 Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art. Wirkkala's wide ranging portfolio spans from glass, furniture and product design to sculpture, city planning, art, graphics and even creating banknotes for the Finnish treasury. As his reputation grew internationally, Wirkala exhibited throughout the world but he was a recluse by nature. His favorite place was a spot so remote within the deep woodlands of middle Finland that helicopters delivered prototypes to his hut since no car could reach him. It was in nature that he found his much loved solitude and the inspiration for forms that industry could produce or artwork could create. Throughout his incredibly productive career, Wirkkala received numerous awards including three gold medals at the Milan Triennale, the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal and the Prince Eugen Medal. Wirkkala has designed a range of home products for Iittala with his Chanterelle, Gaissa, Ultima Thule and Tapio Collections. 

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