Plektra holds the middle ground between side table and stool. This hybrid design supports Iittala’s traditions: aesthetic functionality serving more purposes than one. Plektra is made of high-quality plywood and fits well in Iittala’s family of simplified, yet playful and practical interiors products.
’There is a practical functionality and a poetic mental functionality.’
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.’
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.
There are three Plektra options to choose from, the lower one in yellow and higher one in white or plywood. Plektra is made of a traditional Finnish material, birch plywood veneer, while coloured items are stain painted. These pieces are made in Finland.