Picnic season is on

Iittala picnik Taika Sato items

Let's set up the picnic with our favourite dishes and enjoy every glimpse of sunshine, even the faintest ray. We don't mind if the dishes don't all match; it's a chance for our personalities to shine through. Carry the tables outside, or find the perfect place for a blanket. Watch the sun's reflections dance on the glassware.

Let's create moments to remember forever, cherishing each and every one.
Iittala moments created together - Taika Sato
Iittala moments created together - Taika Sato

Everything You’ll Need for a 1st of May Picnic

All it takes is a little sunshine to declare picnic season open. And if it's the first of May, it doesn't even need that sun—May Day picnic is a state of mind. What should you pack for your picnic? Here's our suggestion: a warm blanket, your favorite dishes (yes, including those you save for special occasions), plenty of food and treats, and your favorite people. And here's a pro tip: a cushion is always a great addition to any picnic.
Iittala moments created together - Taika Sato and Aino Aalto

What's inside our Picnic basket?

"Picnic" – the mere word conjures a warm feeling, or as many people in the Nordic countries might experience, a slightly cooler one. But one thing remains consistent everywhere: the question of what to pack in a picnic basket. There are surely many answers, but here's our suggestion: Pack as many sizes of bowls and serving utensils as possible, along with a generously sized tablecloth, which also doubles as an ideal picnic blanket. Include a variety of glasses and mugs, napkins, and cushions. And because the weather can be a picnic's worst enemy, don't forget to pack a wool blanket.