||Cast iron, enamel coating, wood
||Electric, Gas, Halogen, Induction, Oven
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 the beginning of the 20th century dinnerware was decorated with a variety of ornaments. Iittala was one of the first companies to make the transition from decorative dinner sets to functional, aesthetically pleasing objects infused with progressive Scandinavian design. The core idea behind Iittala is to offer aesthetically and functionally durable products that bring enjoyment and pleasure to everyday life.
Designer and sculptor Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was an internationally known force in Finnish design. It was written that this master of many materials had "a rare ability to be mesmerized and to worship beauty". His rise towards the top of the design world began in the 1950s. Sarpaneva's works are exhibited in homes and museums around the world. His designs extend from utility glassware and art glass to textiles and graphics.