What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects made to enrich people's everyday lives. Iittala creates distinctive, multi-functional objects with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression.
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.
Marc Newson is known as one of the most acclaimed influential designers of his generation. He was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and has received recognition globally. He has worked across a wide range of mediums including furniture, household accessories, transportation crafts and architecture.
Newson was appointed The Royal Designer for Industry in the UK, along with receiving an honorary doctorate from Sydney University, Adjunct Professorships at Sydney College of the Arts and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His most recent award was the CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, by Her Majesty the Queen.View other products by Marc Newson