• Iittala exclusive

Iittala Blues

Vase 200mm moss green/opal

Moss green/opal

Internationally renowned designer Timo Sarpaneva’s famous partnership with Iittala lasted nearly 55 years. The artist typically began all of his designs with a sketch that he brought to life by collaborating closely with the glassmasters at the Iittala Glass Factory. By pushing the boundaries together, the team pioneered new techniques.

The iconic Blues vase is what Sarpaneva described as a soft “round square.” A truly timeless symbol of contemporary Scandinavian design. Coloured and opal glass is combined to create the vibrant watercolour feel of the decorative vase. The mouthblown Blues vase in moss green and opal brings artistic elegance to any interior. The modern Iittala vase makes a stunning gift.

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Product Article Number
163 mm
200 mm
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth

Originally designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1985, the Blues vases are what Sarpaneva described as a soft "round square." This unique form can be seen throughout the artist’s career starting with his colour-rimmed glass plates and porcelain and steel collections to the glass sculptures he created in his later years. The Blues collection received a national prize in 1985. To honour the extensive Sarpaneva exhibition at the Helsinki Design Museum, Iittala has brought back the Blues vases in two new colours, elegant rain and natural moss green, as well as two new sizes, 200 mm and 320mm. The original wooden mold from the 1980s was found at the Iittala Glass Factory to make the 320mm vase. The Blues vases are mouth blown at the Iittala glass factory in Finland.

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Standard delivery cost is 9.90 €. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 8-13 days. Express deliveries arrive within 5-8 business days.

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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. 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.

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

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