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Scandinavian Glassware and Décor Brand Iittala Comes to 2Modern
2Modern welcomes the glassware, table accessories and home décor style of Finnish company Iittala to their modern product offerings.
By: Adrienne Breaux
The word "timeless" is often associated with Iittala, and viewing their Iittala glassware for the table and modern home décor for the home, you'd probably add sleek, innovative, simple, stunning and bold. The Iittala Aarne Cocktail Glass is a perfect example of their sharp aesthetic style; it features a high-quality glass build, a sleek, tapered shape—the kind of glass that would fit perfectly in one's hand and something you'd want to trot out proudly when guests come over.
Though many of their designs are classic, they're not afraid to experiment with pattern or color, as seen in the striped Iittala Origo Mug, and they often collaborate with well-known and supremely talented designers like Aino Aalto (the Aino Aalto tumblers are gorgeous). Iittala was even the first company to commercialize mouth-blown glass birds, having produced over 400 birds in the last 30 years successfully with Finnish glass artist Oiva Toikka, a unique Nuutajärvi glass factory and expert glass blowers. Each one of the Iittala birds is signed "O. Toikka Nuutajärvi"
Started in 1881 as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, Iittala has shaped itself into one of the premiere brands to purchase modern designs to beautify one's home. Working with over 30 designers and artists, they believe home elements should be unique, functional and most importantly, long-lasting items that can be enjoyed throughout the years (and hopefully never thrown away).
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