• Iittala exclusive

Iittala Claritas

Claritas ring of trajanus 210mm

The mouthblown glass vases in Timo Sarpaneva’s celebrated Claritas collection are unique art objects showcasing Iittala’s superior expertise of art glass design. Instead of using a mould, each Claritas is built by mixing single layers of clear and coloured glass. Sarpaneva achieved the remarkable ’eyes’ effect through his interpretation of an old steam blowing method. This results is an everchanging illusion of patterns inside the layered glass depending on the angle that it’s viewed.

The dimensions of each decorative vase vary depending on the master glassblower, making each Claritas a truly one of a kind showpiece. Claritas Ring of Trajanus combines tall sophistication with dark elegance for striking impact.

Iittala exclusive: this item is only available at iittala.com and stores

Product Article Number
16 cm
16 cm
21 cm
7.379 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Mouthblown glass
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth

Every piece from Timo Sarpaneva’s Claritas is a unique work of art. Claritas are created from a highly intricate technique which makes it possible to incorporate air bubbles and “eyes” shaped out of colored glass inside the glass. The air bubbles, layers of colored glass and shapes are taken to their extremes, demanding intimate knowledge of the glass material on the part of glassblowers and polishers.

Claritas are now available in a range of colors that were unimaginable when they were first produced. The height and dimensions of the mouth-blown object vary depending on the fingerprint of the glassblower, making Claritas art pieces truly one-of-a-kind showpieces. 

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Standard delivery cost is 9.90 €. Delivery time varies according to destination; estimated delivery time is 4-7 days. Express deliveries arrive within 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 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. Sarpaneva’s works are exhibited internationally. 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. He designed the “i” logo which serves as the symbol of the company. In addition, Iittala’s Sarpaneva, a cast-iron pot, is a timeless classic that has been recognized as an international design icon.

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

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