Design by Kaj Franck, 1958.
Made in Finland by Iittala.
In one of his purest realizations, Kartio glass, Kaj Franck captures the perfect balance between the material and the geometric form. Simple, yet durable enough for everyday use, Franck mastered the creation of the basic drinking glass, which is a legendary design beyond any trend.
The Kartio Tumbler is offered in a wide and versatile color palette which perfectly represents Iittala's expertise and knowledge of colored glass. Sold in sets of 2.
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Our every day glasses
By: Julie , Homeowner (Montclair NJ)
Simple, beautiful, nice to hold and strong
Designer: Kaj Franck
(1911-1989) Born in Vyborg, Finland, Kaj Franck is described as the conscience of Finnish design. He removed everything excessive in his designs, leaving only the essentials. Kaj Franck has been awarded a large number of Finnish and international awards and prizes and his work has been displayed at a range of design museums around the world. Some of his most famous objects are the Teema tableware and the glass series Kartio.View other products by Kaj Franck
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