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Design legend, Oiva Toikka, was exploring ways to hide joint marks in glass when he invented the groundbreaking raised droplet design that makes Kastehelmi so distinct. Kastehelmi features rings of glass bubbles designed to resemble strings of dewdrops glistening under the morning sun. Each piece plays with light in a way that showcases the reflective beauty of the glass. Iittala’s beloved Kastehelmi collection offers a wide range of versatile, tactile pieces that are both functional and decorative. Kastehelmi universal glass with stem is suitable for any cold drinks and ideal for everyday use both indoor and outdoor. Delicate yet sturdy drinkware that suits any table setting. Clear glass brings simple sophistication. The 2 pc glassware set makes a great gift.
Kastehelmi (“dewdrop” in Finnish) draws inspiration from dewdrops glistening like a string of pearls under the morning sun and refers to the circles of delicate bubbles in the pressed glass that give each piece in the collection its distinct character. Originally designed by Oiva Toikka in 1964, the Kastehelmi series was relaunched in 2010. Toikka came up with the idea to use droplets of glass as decoration when trying to find a way to hide joint marks left in the production process. The result was a unique design that features rings of tiny glass bubbles that extend outwards from the center of each piece. The droplet enhanced the optical quality of Iittala’s glass recipe resulting in a glass that is like no other. For over fifty years, Kastehelmi has been a beloved Iittala series.
Standard delivery cost is £9.00. Delivery time varies according to destination; usually orders are delivered within 6-9 days. Express delivery takes 2-3 business days.
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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.