Design by Antonio Citterio, 2004.
Decanter stands confidently alongside any range of iittala wine glasses. Its perfectly formed mouth-blown neck opens slightly to allow just the right amount of air in to let the wine breathe. Every element is reduced to its most essential functional purpose, to create a purity of form that illuminates the depth and color of the wine. 2004 design.
The glass used in iittala glassware is high quality and optically very clear. It resists both chemical and mechanical wear well. Dishwasher safe.
Dimensions: 8" H
Capacity 2 qt.
Designer: Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio was born in Meda in 1950. He graduated in architecture from the Politecnico of Milan. Since 1972 he has worked in the field of industrial design as a designer and consultant. He works with many manufacturers such as Ansorg, Arclinea, B&B Italia, Flexform, Flos, Hackman, Inda, Kartell, Tre-P&Tre-Piu, Valli & Valli and Vitra. In 1999 he became art director for Brionvega.
In 1981 he began working on architecture and interiors, establishing a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio with experience ranging from architecture to corporate design, comprising total creative directing for a mixed range of international clients.
Antonio Citterio received the Golden Compass Award in 1987 and 1995. He lives and works in Milan.View other products by Antonio Citterio
Designer: Toan Nguyen
Born in Paris, 1969.
Toan Nguyen graduated with honors in Industrial Design at ENSCI-Les Ateliers, Paris, in 1995. In 1998, after professional experiences in several design offices in Paris, Barcelona and Milan, he began his collaboration with Antonio Citterio. Since 2000, he managed the design department of Antonio Citterio, becoming design partner in 2004 and working with international companies such as: Alfa Romeo, Arclinea, Artemide, ATM, Aubrilam, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Brionvega, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, JCDecaux, Kartell, Metalco, Simon Urmet, Skantherm, Technogym, Urmet Domus, Valli&Valli, Vitra, Wall, Zegna Sport. Toan Nguyen has been design assistant professor at the Domus Academy-Milan (2000) and the Mendrisio Architecture Academy-Switzerland (2000-2001) and jury member for the IF product design award 2009 in Hannover. In 2008, Toan Nguyen launched Â his own design office based in Milan, with a branch office in Paris, collaborating with leading international companies based in Italy, the United States, Germany and Spain.View other products by Toan Nguyen
In the early years of modernism and functionalism, during the 1930s and 40s, pioneers like Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck led the development of the Iittala brand. Their belief was that objects should always be designed with a thought, essential and above all, available to all. It was their thinking that set the foundation for the Iittala design philosophy — to push the boundaries and to give people beauty and function.
Iittala strives to create icons that will last a lifetime. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people's everyday lives. More than just beautiful objects, Iittala creates timeless designs that will never be thrown away.View other products from Iittala