Plektra, for changing needs

Plektra holds the middle ground between side table and stool. This hybrid design supports Iittala’s traditions: aesthetic functionality that serves more purposes than one. Plektra is made of high-quality plywood and fits very well in Iittala’s family of simplified, yet playful and practical interiors products. 
 
The stackable Plektra is an answer to multiple everyday needs, whether as a side table for the sofa or bed, an extra step for children or as a small additional stool. The two heights make a nice set creating a combination of tables with two levels. The hole allows an easy pick up and move.
Plektra stool 409 x 406 mm vaneer
Plektra stool 409 x 406 mm vaneer
Vakka box 450 x 230 x 300 mm plywood
Vakka box 450 x 230 x 300 mm plywood
Leimu lamp 380 x 250 mm grey
Leimu lamp 380 x 250 mm grey
Ruutu vase 205 x 180 mm moss green
Ruutu vase 205 x 180 mm moss green

’There is a practical functionality and
a poetic mental functionality.’ 
Ineke Hans

Dutch designer Ineke Hans (b. 1966) works with product design as well as spatial and architectural projects. Her designs investigate the psychological roots of products. She plays with the interaction between people, objects and space. Hans has been valued for her down-to-earth and hybrid design approach with a focus on detail, function and clarity. Ineke Hans graduated from the Academy of Arts Arnhem and Royal College of Art in London. In 1998, she set up her own studio INEKEHANSARNHEM in The Netherlands. Her work has received prestigious international design awards and her work is displayed in several museums.


Plektra is the first collaboration between Iittala and Dutch designer Ineke Hans, known for her experimental, yet simplified and recognizable design language. ’Many of my designs are rooted in questions on techniques and materials and human habits. Exploring these is often a conscious choice. I like to play with the associative power of our brains.’