Thursday, November 30, 2006

Something Finnish 6: light up

Here's a candle holder which was a gift from hmmm.. can't seem to remember who. :(
The roots of Iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a small village by the name of Iittala in southern Finland.

Iittala’s breakthrough occurred in the early years of modernism and functionalism in the 1920s and 30s. It was among the first companies to make the transition from creating decorative settings and dinner sets to progressive Scandinavian design. Iittala’s designers included the modernist trailblazers, Kaj Franck, Alvar Aalto and his wife Aino.

Sad to say, the response has been quite lukewarm for the bits and pieces quiz. Is it hard, uninteresting or no time? Your feedback is apprecitated. Thank you!

1 comment:

Meg Nakagawa said...

I like the Repp weave cloth underneath.