Iittala Kastehelmi

Tumbler 30cl clear 2pcs

Oiva Toikka

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. The Kastehelmi tumbler is a classic example of Finnish glassware. Delicate yet durable drinkware that suits any table. Clear glass brings simple sophistication. The 2 pc glassware set makes a great gift.

Kastehelmi tumbler 30cl clear 2pcs
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
Product Article Number
1018763
EAN
6411923654241
Width
9 cm
Height
9.7 cm
Weight
0.245 kg
Volume
30 cl
Kastehelmi

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.

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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.