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Kaasa Tealight candleholder

By iittala


  • Description

    The elegantly round shape of Kaasa candle holder reflects gentle light. Kaasa tealight candleholder's outer part is mouth-blown glass while the inner part is made of polished stainless steel. To be used only with regular tea light candles. For indoor use only.

    Designer Ilkka Suppanen, a keen sailor himself, was inspired by the vast amount of coloured guiding lights that help sailors safely on the very challenging coastal waters of Finland. The candleholder carries the same gentle feel of warmth and security as the lights at sea, and just as the colours of the signals are crucial, so is Kaasa's rich, yet gentle colour palette carefully planned for creating ambience for the home.
    The iconic, elegantly round shape of Kaasa is a small, poetic statue that reflects gentle light around the living room or dinner table. The beauty of the product comes alive when in use. The details are well thought out and the warm flame of the tealight candle plays in a lively way with the thin glass and metal base to create a beautiful, soft light.
    "In dark and cold, you intuitively want to embrace the light and warmth source with your palms. I wanted to repeat the same
    inviting round shape. The shape is very simplified, and we focused a lot on the very details, the interesting colour palette from the extensive Iittala colour library as well as on the finest details of the shape to create the perfect mood," says Ilkka Suppanen.
    There are four colour options to choose from and combine: sand, grey, desert and cran- berry. The outer part is mouth-blown glass while the inner part is made of polished stainless steel. The Kaasa tealight candle- holder adds on to the Kaasa interior fireplace collection from 2011.

  • Technical Info

    Dimensions: H:14.1 x Ø:11.5 cm
    Colours: desert, grey, sand, cranberry

  • Designer
    Ilkka Suppanen

    Ilkka Suppanen (born 1968) studied architecture at the Technical University of Helsinki and Interior and Furniture Design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. In 1995, he founded Studio Suppanen in Helsinki. The studio offers integrated strategic design in the fields of interior, product and concept design and architecture.

    Ilkka Suppanen has taught design at the University of Art and Design Helsinki since 1996. Suppanen was Chairman of the Board at the International Alvar Aalto Design Seminar in 2007 and curator of the Hardcore exhibition in New York.

    Suppanen's constant interest in production techniques and new materials and usages can be seen in many of his works. His expression is light, forward-looking and yet classically Scandinavian. He is one of the best-known contemporary Finnish designers. He has also received many international awards, most recently the Swedish Bruno Mathsson Prize 2006. In 1997, he founded the Snowcrash design cooperative together with his three colleagues. In 1997, Suppanen and his Snowcrash team got the Young Designer of the Year Award in Germany. In the following year, he was nominated for the Dedalus prize for young European Designers by Ettore Sottsass. In 2000, Design Forum awarded Ilkka Suppanen and Harri Koskinen the Young Designer of the Year prize.

    Suppanen's work has been exhibited worldwide including the Venice Architecture Biennale, the Milan Furniture Fair and the MoMA in New York. His works have been widely reported by the international press and publications. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne and others.

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    • Cranberry
    • Desert
    • Grey
    • Sand

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