The roots of iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland. In its early years iittala produced blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass according to continental models.
The core idea behind iittala is to offer aesthetically and functionally durable products that bring enjoyment and pleasure to everyday life, whether it is about dining, creating a mood or storing small items at home.
All iittala objects are thought through in form, function and quality. All aim to achieve long-lasting everyday use and inspiration. iittala objects are designed to be combined, with different designs across series, as well as with existing home environments.
At iittala they believe people have the right to expect the design they buy to last a lifetime. They also see that the world is becoming more and more aware of the value of long-lasting design.
Believe quality never goes out of fashion. The effort put into quality design has paid off: the iittala collection includes not only new design but also items that have been around for more than 80 years.