Iittala Kartio Pitcher
Legend Kaj Franck’s iconic designs are multi-functional, with most deriving from only three simple forms: circle, square and rectangle. Versatile and refined, Franck believed it was what one did with his pieces that made them theirs. Guided by his desire to seek the essential, Kartio features perfectly balanced, timeless pieces that are iconic symbols of Nordic design. The special edition round Kartio pitcher is perfect for serving cold beverages. Pairs beautifully with other pieces in the Kartio collection. Dark grey brings simple elegance to any setting. Mouthblown in Finland. A great gift. Hand wash recommended.
About The Designer
Iittala, founded as a glassworks studio in 1881, is a Finnish design brand specializing in design objects, tableware and cookware. Named for the studios original hometown, Iittala, Finland. Iittala’s official logo was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956. Iittala has strong design roots in glassware and art glass which can be seen in the early designs of Aino Aalto glasses designed by Aino Aalto in 1932, Alvar Aalto’s Savoy Vase (Aalto Vase) from 1936, Oiva Toikka’s Birds by Toikka glass birds collection from1962, Kastehelmi from 1964 and Tapio Wirkkala’s glasses Ultima Thule from 1968. Over time, Iittala has expanded from glass to other materials, such as ceramics and metal, while keeping with their key philosophy of progressive elegant and timeless design.