These cute and very optimistic guys and girls are called Hoptimists. They were designed by the Danish furniture designer Hans Gustav Ehrenreich. The Hoptimist symbolises the joy of life and their simple mission is just to make you smile. And they certainly succeed with just that!
Iittala celebrates Tapio Wirkkala 100 years Anniversary in 2015 by bringing many of the productive designer’s work back to production. We’ll see some new pieces of Ultima Thule, Ovalis vase, Tapio and Gaissa as well as the colorful Anniversary 2015 bottle with numbered pieces.
2015 marks 100 years since the birth of Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala designed a significant proportion of his work for Iittala. To honor the great designer, Iittala will be highlighting some of the familiar objects Wirkkala designed for everyday use, as well as some rare short series of his work. Read More
Chair No 14 has a perfect design for cafés, restaurants and residential dining where classic European style is desired. There is not much to say about these classic bentwood chairs, other than they are elegant and undeniably appropriate in almost any space!
Since 1859, when chair No 14 was first introduced, more than 80 million units have been sold all over the world. Its iconic shapes are created by six manually bent beech rods, two bolts and ten screws. Thanks to its low weight, attractive price and legendary strength, this chair quickly found its place in the cafes of Vienna, earning the nickname the “café chair”. Read More
Nappula candleholder designed by Matti Klenell for Iittala in 2012 will the upcoming fall be available in this bold and versatile red version. This lovely rich toned Nappula candleholder cheers up my space whilst it brings a unique Scandinavian style into my home.
As shown here before, both sizes on Iittala’s single Nappula candleholder are launching in a sunny, bright yellow. Nappula will also the upcoming fall be available in this bold and versatile red version; both made from powder-coated steel. Nappula candleholder was born during a visit of designer Matti Klenell to the Nuutajärvi glass museum, where he admired an unusually shaped table and was inspired by it. He created a selection of modern candleholders; they combine his love of vintage and modern forms. As well as being incredibly practical, they’re already icons in the making. Read More
Kähler Omaggio anniversary vase is a tribute to Kähler’s unique history and a celebration of well-preserved craft, stylishly and contemporarily conveyed by the designer duo Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft.
Today, 175 years after the first Kähler vase was moulded at the little workshop in Næstved, Kähler stays true to history and traditions, and every single handmade design product proves this. This exclusive anniversary vase is a tribute to Kähler’s unique history and a celebration of well-preserved craft, stylishly and contemporarily conveyed by the designer duo Ditte Reckweg and Jelena Schou Nordentoft. Every graceful stripe on the Kähler Omaggio Anniversary vase is hand painted, just like 175 years ago, when the Kähler adventure started. Read More
I Just love these white and smoked oak Lovebirds by Kay Bojesen. Together with Kay Bojesen’s other wooden figures, the Lovebirds are placed in the unique crossroads between imaginary figure and design object. Full of soul, humor, craftsmanship and with a twinkle in their eyes – and thus appealing to the child in all of us.
Kay Bojesen created his wooden figures with love, imagination and intelligence. Today his classic designs are found in countless Scandinavian homes -whether in the children’s rooms, on the shelf or at the office. The Kay Bojesen Lovebirds or “Turtelduerne” in Danish, wooden figurines designed by Kay Bojesen in the 1950s finally return after a long hiatus. This incredibly cute set of two smaller Songbirds in oak and smoked oak was created by Kay Bojesen as a gift for his own friends and was never before put in commercial production. But now, after more than half a century, the loving little couple is finally available and is ready to brighten up our homes! Read More