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.
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