Monthly Archives August 2019

Iittala Finland History & Gallery

Iittala Finland History & Gallery I discovered Iittala about 5 years ago and have been finding it in my bargain hunting ever since. I collect the Kekkerit drinkware and Festivo candlesticks designed by Timo Sarpeneva. Iittala Finland “dates back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland.” “The breakthrough came in the early years of modernism and functionalism during the 1930s and 40s. At that time it was pioneers like
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Arabia Finland History & Gallery

Arabia Finland History & Gallery I discovered Arabia about 10 years ago and have been finding it in my bargain hunting ever since. I collect the Pomona Jam Pots designed by Raija Uosikkinen and the occasional piece of blue & white like the Orri Jug designed by Kaj Franck. Arabia has been producing tableware since 1873.  They have produced many well known ranges including Valencia, Ali, Pomona, Rosmarin and Ruska. They attracted many great designers over the years including: Ulla
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Iittala Kimara Whiskey Glass from a thrift shop

Fantastic find of rare Iittala Kimara Whiskey Glasses by Timo Sarpeneva at a thift shop.                       Timo Sarpeneva designed these for Iittala Finland in 1979 as part of the i-lasi range of glassware. The range of Kimara glasses included this Whiskey/Water glass and a Shot glass (at least). I saw these on the shelf and although I did not recognise the pattern, I really liked the design. On closer inspection
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