Iittala Kartio

Tumbler 21cl linen 2pcs

Oiva Toikka

Finnish design legend Kaj Franck’s philosophy valued only the essential. Franck realized his goal with the Kartio collection, which represents a lively balance between form and function. Refined, versatile and functional, Franck believed it was what one did with his pieces that made them theirs. The Kartio collection has become a symbol of iconic Nordic design that goes beyond any trend. Kartio tumblers are perfect drinkware. Durable enough for everyday while the stunning design fits any table setting. Franck believed that ‘colour was the only decoration needed.’ The vivid range of the Kartio palette represents Iittala’s vast coloured glass expertise. The 2 pcs set now comes in clean, fresh linen.

Kartio tumbler 21cl linen 2pcs
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
Product Article Number
1051119
EAN
6411923666800
Width
8 cm
Height
8 cm
Weight
0.1945 kg
Volume
21 cl
Kartio

Known as the conscience of Finnish design, Kaj Frank sought to remove excess in his work leaving only the essentials. In 1958, Franck realized his goal with the Kartio glass, which captured the perfect balance between material and geometric form. Simple, yet durable enough for everyday use, Franck mastered the creation of the basic drinking glass, which is a legendary design beyond any trend. The wide and versatile colour palette of Kartio perfectly represents Iittala’s knowledge of coloured glass.

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Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka

Oiva Toikka (1931-2019) is one of the great personas of Finnish glass design. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art is a departure from mainstream Nordic design. Toikka’s individual style is also evident in the utility objects he creates as they often deviate from the traditional clean-lined puritanism of Finnish design aesthetics. In addition to glass, his artistic activities cover staging, fashion design and plastic interior design elements.

Toikka has gained a solid international reputation throughout his prolific career, which dates back to the 1950s, having worked with well-known designers and artists both in Finland and abroad. He has won several prestigious awards including the Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. In 1993, Toikka was given the honorary title of Professor of the Arts by the state of Finland. Birds by Toikka, a series designed for Iittala combines the artist’s limitless imagination with his expertise in the characteristics of glass. The unique and colorful birds, which are all handmade, have become the passion of collector’s worldwide.