The first book to comprehensively document the 140-year history and influence of Finland's legendary product design brandThe first book to comprehensively document the 140-year history and influence of Finland's legendary product design brandIittala is a world-renowned master of Finnish design, producing objects that are as timeless and beautiful as they are essential. Here, for the first time, products and images from different decades are brought together to document the company's growth dynamically from a small glass workshop in a remote village to one of the design world's most recognisable brands. The result: a lavishly illustrated chronicle of Iittala's fabulous designs, progressive philosophies, and unique working methods.
Number of Pages: 400
Publication Date: 6 May 2021
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 27(H) x 20.5(L) x 3.7(W)
Author BiographyFlorencia Colombo is an architect and Ville Kokkonen is the director of Ville Kokkonen Office For Industrial Design, a practice driven by technological and scientific discovery. Based in the Swiss Alps, their joint enterprise, Colombo / Kokkonen, specialises in the conceptual, editorial, and design direction of cultural projects. At the intersection of architecture, design, and the social and natural sciences, the practice applies holistic thinking to research, curating, and publishing.
"A spectrum of Iittala's most celebrated objects." - The Financial Times
"Highlights include lavish illustrations of glassware through the decades, plus a thoughtful foreword by Deyan Sudjic." - Crafts Magazine