Finnish glass

Toikka Glass Birds

Oiva Toikka’s first glass birds were born without any formal advanced planning in 1972 (pictured on the right is one of Toikka’s first glass birds,…


Oiva Toikka

Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of…


Aalto Vase

The Aalto Vase is one of the most iconic glassware pieces in Finnish design. Created by Alvar Aalto, the vase was originally designed for the…


Timo Sarpaneva

Best known for his glassware, Timo Sarpaneva crafted items that were sleek, modern and functional. He designed many items for Finnish Company iittala, including the…


Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala is an outstanding iittala designer whose art glass and glassware sets virtually created the look and content of iittala design. Wirkkala’s oeuvre is…


Aino Aalto

Aino Aalto is a Finnish architect and designer best known for her glassware. Like her husband, Alvar Aalto, Aino studied architecture at the Helsinki University…


Harri Koskinen

Young designer Harri Koskinen has risen rapidly in his international career as a designer. He has designed for the likes of Marimekko and iittala, employing…


Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto’s name is well-known throughout the world of modern architecture and design. Over the course of his lifetime, he distinguished himself with his flowing…


Arabia

Established in 1873, Arabia is a trailblazer in modern Finnish design. Its product selection consists of popular ranges of dishes and design gift products. The…


History of Iittala

The Iittala Company was founded in 1881 by a Swede named Petrus Magnus Abrahamsson. Due to Finland’s lack of skilled glassblowers, the original Iittala workforce…