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Kartio glass, 40cl

By iittala


  • Description

    One of the purest realisations of Kaj Franck's thinking - a perfect balance between the material and the geometric form. Simple, yet durable enough for everyday use, the range features glasses and a carafe, all available in clear glass, as well as a variety of colours. A legendary design beyond trends.

  • Technical Info

    Iittala-glass is high quality, special glass, which is optically very bright. It endures chemical and mechanical wear well.

    Iittala glass has been specially treated to be dishwasher safe. By following the instructions below, your Iittala glasses will bring you joy for a long time. Place the glasses on the upper level of your dishwasher so that the rims do not touch during the wash. Fill the upper level of the dishwasher with other objects, so that the spurts of water do not move the glasses. Rinse milk and buttermilk glasses with cold water before placing them in the dishwasher to prevent proteins from settling on the glasses. Use short dishwashing programs and low temperatures. It is best to hand wash delicate glasses, pitchers and jugs. Do not stack warm glasses immediately after washing as they may get stuck and break.

    When serving hot drinks, we recommend glasses made from special heat resistant glass. Iittala glass is not oven safe nor do we recommend you put them in the microwave.

  • Designer
    Kaj Franck

    Trained as illustrator and textile designer, Franck (1911-1989) was employed in 1945 by the legendary Finnish glass works iittala but became design director of the large porcelain factory Arabia already in 1946. In 1950 he became design director of Nuutajärvi glass works. Franck revolutionised the dinnerware in Scandinavia with his radical but simple and utilitarian glass, plates and bowls which all could be mixed and matched. The Kilta (later Teema) series for Arabia was mass made, fired in the same kiln as the companies wash basins and toilet bowls. Until today, more than 25 million pieces have been sold. Franck also produced beautiful art glass at iittala and Nuutajärvi, today highly valued by collectors around the world. Franck was also a teacher at the College of Applied Arts, the predecessor of the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Today, Design Forum Finland awards the yearly Kaj Franck Prize to a designer or team of designers working in the spirit of the late Kaj Franck.

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    • Apple green
    • Clear
    • Emerald
    • Forest green
    • Grey
    • Light blue
    • Rain
    • Sand
    • Seablue
    • Water green

  • Delivery

    In stock

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