The Finnish word “kastehelmi” means “dewdrop,” which refers to the rings of small glass beads that give each piece in the Iittala Kastehelmi collection its distinct character. Originally designed by Oiva Toikka in 1964, the Kastehelmi series was relaunched in 2010.
The idea of using droplets of glass as decoration came to Oiva Toikka when he was thinking of ways to hide the joint marks left by the production process. The result was Iittala Kastehelmi, which features rings of tiny glass bubbles that extend outwards from the centre of each piece. Today, as then, Iittala Kastehelmi is one of the most beloved series in the Iittala range.
This glass tumbler made a splash when design legend, Aino Aalto, debut it over eighty years ago. Inspired by ripples in the water, the simple space-saving form permits stacking and versatility. A modern classic, the tumblers are available in several colors and two sizes.
Essential glasses that still serve a variety of your favorite wines. Side by side they express a remarkable sense of balance with the stem and base being of the same size. Sensually pleasing to grasp and handle, Essence makes fine wines even more enjoyable. Designed by Alfredo Häberli 2001.
The perfectly formed, mouth blown shape of Citterio an Nguyen's Decanter was thoughtfully designed to enhance the qualities of its contents. The neck opens slightly, allowing wine to breathe and releasing the flavors and bouquet that have been locked inside. The clean, clear design lets in light to ignite the brilliant color of wine. While it fits naturally with virtually any glassware, it's best when matched with Iittala's range of wine glasses.
Building on the popularity of his Essence collection, Alfredo Haberli has taken the simple, innovative design of his wine glasses and added curves that entice the eye and fit the hand. This refined, attractively balanced new series can still serve a full range of the wines while enhancing any table setting with a perfect blend of timeless beauty and functionality.