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for Iittala, he created over 400 objects. His most famous design is the Ultima Thule, for which he was inspired by the melting ice in Lapland. Ultima Thule is an exclusive design reflecting the thousands of hours he spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce this effect.
Kastehelmi series Kastehelmi is the Finnish word for â€˜dewdropâ€™. The name is inspired by dewdrops glistening in the morning sun like a pearl necklace. Kastehelmi refers to the circles of fine bubbles in the pressed glass. Each piece in the collection is different. The Kastehelmi series, which was originally designed in 1964 by Oiva Toikka, was re-released in 2010. Toikka got the idea for the glass drops when he tried to remove the remaining imperfections in the glass after manufacturing. The result was a unique design with circles of tiny glass bubbles. The drop enhances the optical quality of the glass and makes it highly unique. Kastehelmi has been a beloved Iittala collection for over 50 years.
The Iittala love story Each product has its own story, history and fans. Endless combinations, practical and user-friendly, and a lifelong quality ensure a wonderful gift for someone else or even yourself. Iittalaâ€™s loyal fanbase keeps growing every day. The striking designs have an element of timelessness to them, and because of this they are also ideal to pass on to next generations. All over the world people continue to get to know the brand and its wonderful designs. Each product can be a great element to any interior, as well as the start of something new and durable. www.iittala.com
Issue 35 | November 2016 | 11
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