Finnish design legend Kaj Franck was inspired by his travels in Greece when he created Morning in Athens. The stunning sculpture is made up of three delicate glass pendants. The wind chimes make a soft, melodic sound reminiscent of Franck’s cherished memory of ringing church bells on a Sunday morning in Athens. The new mini 2 pc set hangs beautifully on a Christmas tree, a wreath or by a fireplace, catching the light. A memorable keepsake or gift.
- Mouth-blown glass
- Height: 5 inch
- Width: 1.3 inch
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now 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 allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes such as, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspire them to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala doesn’t just create beautiful objects. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away. Let your imagination run free as you explore the Iittala collection. Choose the designs you love and embrace mixing products, colours and patterns. Have fun.
Iittala Morning In Athens Mini Ornament (Set of 2) Designed by:
- Kaj Franck
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.