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Ultramarine blue – glass colour of the year 2017

Ultramarine blue – Glass colour of the year 2017 from Iittala. To celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence 2017 Iittala has created a special edition collection themed around an ultramarine blue colour, loved by Iittala fans around the world.  The deep glowing ultramarine colour has been made with a special glass recipe in Iittala’s glass factory in Finland as tribute to the clarity and true warmth of the Finnish national character.

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Kay Bojesen at Drammen Museum

Kay Bojesen, the spirited Danish designer gave life to the iconic and famous wooden monkey. With his wonderful enthusiasm, Bojesen bubbled over with design ideas, with both high functionality and aesthetics. Drammen Museum in Norway, now celebrates his creativity and unique idiom, with the exhibition Kay Bojesen (1886 – 1958) – Danish Design for modern life! Read More

Iittala celebrates Tapio Wirkkala 100 years

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.

Iittala celebrates Tapio Wirkkala 100 years 2015 bottle

 

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

SERIES 7 CHAIR – 60 YEARS IN PERFECT SHAPE

Look who is turning 60 next year! The stackable Series 7™ chair earned Arne Jacobsen and Republic of Fritz Hansen a prominent place in design history. In 2015 the Series 7 chair celebrates its 60 years anniversary. Fritz Hansen will mark the occasion by making two special editions of the chair only available in 2015.

 

SERIES 7 CHAIR - 60 YEARS IN PERFECT SHAPE via Purodeco

 

60 year after its launch, the Series 7 is as current as ever. Inspired by the original colour palette designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1968, Fritz Hansen has created two jubilee models in special colours. The two anniversary editions of the Series 7 chair celebrate the diversity of contexts that Arne Jacobsen’s iconic chair has performed in during its first 60 years of life – from MoMA in New York to Centre Bakery in Tokyo. A masculine edition with a dark blue lacquer shell and powder-coated burnished legs. And a feminine edition dressed in pale pink lacquer with 24-ct gold-plated legs.  Read More

Chair No 14 – the chair of chairs

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!

 

Chair No 14 the chair of chairs via Purodeco

 

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 – new colour 2014

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.

 

Red Nappula candleholder designed by Matti Klenell via Purodeco

 

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

Stelton Vacuum jug – A timeless classic

I acquired my first Stelton Vacuum Jug fifteen years ago, and it was such a success, not to mention how elegant. Stelton vacuum jug was designed in 1977 and is an undisputable icon of Scandinavian design. All the attributes connected to the work of its designer Erik Magnussen can be found in this timeless classic piece of design: functionality, ease of use and minimalistic beauty.

 

Stelton Vacuum jug A timeless classic 1

 

The Stelton vacuum jug with the unique rocker stopper was created by Erik Magnussen and is one of Stelton’s best-selling designs ever. Besides the rocker stopper it has a screw cap for transportation of liquids. And it looks like a bird. Read More

The Kastehelmi bowl from Iittala

Get the perfect summer feeling with the beautiful new Kastehelmi bowl from Iitala.  The Kastehelmi bowl works perfectly as a dessert or ice cream bowl, or as a serving dish. The Kastehelmi bowl comes in an abundant range of joyful colours and will definitely bring the summer in to your home!

The Kastehelmi Bowl from Iittala 1

 

Professor Oiva Toikka, who designed his much-loved Kastehelmi collection already in 1964, has designed a new bowl for the range. Kastehelmi is the Finnish word for dew-drop, which explains the beautiful pattern of platters and bowls. Read More