Kartio (1956), Kaj Franck

Founded in 1881 as a glassworks, Iittala is a Finnish design brand specialized in design objects, tableware and cookware. Iittala has gradually expanded production from glass to other materials, such as ceramics and metal, but kept with their philosophy of creating progressive elegant and timeless design.

Kaj Franck exactly fits this description. Seen as the conscience of Finnish design, he removed everything excessive in his designs. Designed in 1956, the Kartio glass series is one of his most iconic objects. The glasses and pitcher are pure in form and extremely utilitarian; a durable drinking glass available in several colors. Kaj Franck has been awarded a large number of Finnish and international design awards and his work has been displayed in design museums around the world.

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