The Iittala Festivo Candle Holder ( 3.25" ) by Finnish designer Timo Sarpaneva is part of the eight-piece Festivo set of candleholders for Iittala which are as beautiful today as they were when they were originally introduced in 1966. The mottled glass gives an elegant, retro ice-textured aesthetic. Iittala Festivo come in eight sizes between 3.25” and 12.5” tall -- the smallest has just one sculpted glass ring and the tallest has eight. Each Festivo candleholder is made in Finland and fits a standard size taper candle. Every Festivo candleholder is wrapped and delivered in an Iittala gift box.
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a highly influential Finnish designer whose work helped solidify Finland’s design reputation. Sarpaneva was a sculptor and designer who worked in various mediums, including glass. Timo Sarpaneva won the Iittala engraved glass competition in 1951 and began working for Iittala soon after. His name is synonymous with Finnish and Nordic design. He is perhaps most widely recognized for his industrial design works, particularly the cast-iron cookware pieces for Iittala, as well as the Iittala Festivo candlesticks.
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.