The cornerstones of Iittala’s design are timeless aesthetics, high quality and functionality. We believe people should have the right to expect their design items to last a lifetime and that Iittala items never go out of style. Our designs are made to be used, day in and day out, for generations to come.
In the North, the sea is an ever-changing portrait of the four seasons. Its winds usher in icy waves of winter, and it gifts us with warm rays of sun in the summer. It has the power to give and nurture life. Sea Blue is a reflection of the colours that hide above and below the surface. It is a reminder of what it feels like to dip into the cold water and how the tireless waves calm us down. It takes our thoughts to the sunny days in the archipelago and the balmy evenings by the quiet sea.
Iittala embraces the essence of Nordic living. It is about functional yet refined aesthetics, but it’s also about a deep respect for the progressive ideas that that shape our way of life. For us, design is a human issue. It is a way of looking forward.
We are all curious. We are all pioneers. We cherish progress and never settle or cease to strive for something better. The longing for better living is an undefined feeling within us that constantly pushes us onwards. It is a way of looking forward. A hunger for better.
Iittala is known around the world for its expertise as a producer of coloured glass. We have over 100 years of experience in producing this type of glass and are committed to further developing our capabilities in this area. Getting the most out of glass and developing an extensive colour palette calls for a thorough understanding of the materials used and a willingness to experiment. Colour know-how is part of the heritage of our glassworks.