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Kastehelmi Tea Towel Dark Grey
Iittala Kastehelmi Tea Towel Dark Grey
Designed by Oiva Toikka
Item #: IT1023342
Outgoing / Discontinued. No Stock Remaining.
$24.99
  • Designer: Oiva Toikka
  • Item #: IT1023342
  • Availability: Usually ships within 2-3 business days
  • Material: Linen
  • Care: Washing machine safe up to 140°F (60°C)
  • Country: Finland
  • The Finnish word 'kastehelmi' means 'dewdrop', which refers to the rings of small glass beads that give each piece in the Iittala Kastehelmi collection its distinct character. Originally designed by Oiva Toikka in 1964, the Kastehelmi series was relaunched in 2010.The idea of using droplets of glass as decoration came to Oiva Toikka when he was thinking of ways to hide the joint marks left by the production process. The result was Iittala Kastehelmi, which features rings of tiny glass bubbles that extend outwards from the centre of each piece. Today, as then, Iittala Kastehelmi is one of the most beloved series in the Iittala range.
    Oiva ToikkaOiva Toikka (1931 - 2019) is one of the greatest names in Nordic glassware. Toikka originally trained in ceramics and later moved to glassware. He designed the Kastehelmi Dewdrop dinnerware collection for Iittala in 1964. In 1973 he began making Iittala glass birds for which he has become world-renowned. Over the years Toikka worked in many other mediums, including textile design and as a stage and costume designer, and with the release of a new Iittala glass bird each year, Oiva Toikka has the reputation as a leader of Finnish glass and design.

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