Iittala celebrates Finland’s 100th Anniversary with new ultramarine products

, , , , , , , , By Catherine Lazure-Guinard

Iittala’s glass color of 2017, ultramarine blue, is a rich, calming shade that brings life to home décor, and with it great symbolic significance. The 2017 color also pays homage to the 100 year anniversary of the design brand’s home country, Finland.

The deep blue colour is also reminiscent of the nation’s flag, while being a tribute to the country’s nature; the blue skies, thousands of lakes, and the deep blue moments before the evening darkness arrives…

The Alvar Aalto collection and the Kartio tumbler by Kaj Franck have used the ultramarine blue colour for some years over the last decade, and the colour has now been revived in the Kastehelmi range by Oiva Toikka for the occasion. A limited and numbered range of 2,017 Finland 100 Doves also honors the anniversary of the company’s home country. Plus: The Aalto items are engraved with a reference to the centenary.

All ultramarine products are produced by the most skilled glass blowers in Iittala’s glass factory. They will be available this spring.

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