This spring 2019, our Raami dining collection designed by Jasper Morrison will be complemented by a new limited edition recycled glass tumbler. Made solely of waste glass from the Iittala Glass Factory, the recycled edition tumbler contains no new raw materials. Iittala Glass Factory is one of the world’s first industrial manufacturers to create tumblers solely from waste glass.
Traces of a classic
The calm, cool colour of the recycled glass tumbler casts a beautiful shadow and invites touch. Its raw material comprises leftover pieces from mouth-blown Aalto vases, coloured tumblers, and Aalto bowls.
Though the tumbler has been given its own unique colour, it fits in perfectly with the rest of the Raami collection, promoting good atmosphere at the table from morning to night, in every occasion.
The limited edition tumbler will be available online at iittala.com and at Fiskars Shop during Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennale in summer 2019.
Reuse of waste glass saves energy and resources
Waste glass at the Iittala Glass Factory is produced during the post processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control, should the item not fulfil our strict quality requirements. Such glass is used as raw material for new items or recycled, for example to manufacture insulation material.
Recycled glass saves both energy and natural resources. Waste glass products are equally durable, clear and high quality as those made of virgin material. In the future, we aim to utilise the majority of waste glass from its factory in the production of new glassware. When it comes to clear glass, this target will already be reached in the coming summer.
The Iittala Glass Factory has always been a pioneer in the development of new methods for manufacturing glass through challenging established practices and creating new innovations. Iittala’s expertise and understanding of glass as a material is unique in the world.