This glass needs little introduction. If you think you recognize it, it's because you do. Kartio is the archetypal image of a glass. Durable enough for everyday use, the Kartio range features glasses, carafes and bowls all in several pure glass shades. The simple shapes fit beautifully with iittala's Teema dinnerware, but as classic water classes they complement any table setting with timeless elegance.
- Pressed Glass
- Diameter: 8.1 cm / 3.2 inch
- Height: 8.1 cm / 3.2 inch
- Volume: 7 oz
- Diameter: 8.8 cm / 3.5 inch
- Height: 11.9 cm / 4.7 inch
- Volume: 13.5 oz
- Dishwasher safe
- Non-leaded crystal
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.
The progressive philosophy of Iittala's design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. They don’t just create beautiful objects. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away.
Iittala Kartio Tumblers (Set of 2) Designed by:
- Kaj Franck , 1958
Kaj Franck was a Finnish designer of glass and tableware. Though he also worked as an educator, his 1953 Kilta line of tableware for Arabia became a massive international hit. Franck is known as an icon of Finnish design, focusing only on the essential elements. Franck has earned numerous awards and prizes, and his work is featured in various design museums. Franck’s most famous objects include the Teema tableware collection and Kartio line of glassware, both produced by Iittala.
Kaj Franck realized a powerful truth in his distinguished career: simple is beautiful. Despite the world moving at an ever-fastening pace, from one decade to another, that simple truth remains. His inspiration and principles began a tradition in Finnish design, which is still alive and strong today.