Flax fields, a fresh cool breeze under the hot, humid sun… these are just some of the inspirations for our new annual colour, linen. Using the colour expertise of the artisans at the Iittala Glass Factory, linen-coloured glass retains a high natural luster that beautifully showcases design details. Its refined warmth brings a casual sophistication that pairs elegantly with a wide array of colours and mixes especially well with plants and flowers.
This season, we celebrate spring by bringing nature into our homes. Nature inspires us and we cherish it as a vital part of our everyday lives. We seek balance with nature to find balance with ourselves.
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 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.