The Iittala Aarne highball glass set, part of the barware collection by Göran Hongell, is a timeless design that is both beautiful and functional. The Aarne barware collection was first released in 1949 and represented a new post-war aesthetic of multi-functional, utilitarian pieces. The hand-blown collection won the gold medal in the 1954 Milan Triennale and has become the standard for elegant, enduring barware design.
Iittala is a major driving force of Scandinavian art and design with legendary designers Kaj Franck (1911-1989) and Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) as the cornerstones for the brand. Iittala objects are design essentials stripped to their core; the pure union of function, form and quality that demonstrates our core philosophy of lasting everyday design against throwawayism.