Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



Iittala Store

Founded in 1881 as a glass factory in the eponymous village in southern Finland, Iittala was one of the first companies in the world to make the transition from decorative dinner sets to functional objects infused with progressive Scandinavian design. The philosophy of its pioneering designers Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto continues to inspire the brand today. Based on the belief that household items should not only be well crafted and aesthetically pleasing, but should also stand the test of time, Iittala continues to craft beautiful objects that never go out of style. Distinctive, multifunctional and easy to combine, you’ll never regret an Iittala purchase. Perhaps the famous puddleshaped Alvar Aalto vase is a perfect case in point. Originally designed in 1936, it looks as clean and contemporary today as ever (now available in a range of sizes and colours, from salmon pink to sand and from moss green to ultramarine blue).

At “the home of Scandinavian design”, Iittala’s Amsterdam flagship store, you’ll find the vase and many other heritage designs that’ve been around for over 80 years as well as Iittala’s latest collection, created in collaboration with famous Japanese designer Issey Miyake. Here, the well-informed staff will be only too happy to show you around, offer tips on how to create the ultimate table setting or help you find a special gift for a loved one. You can also find Iittala at gift shop &Klevering (klevering.nl) and luxury department store De Bijenkorf (Dam 1).

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Iittala Store
Van Baerlestraat 76, Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 723 36 31


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