Kartio forms the perfect balance between material, strength, but also simple geometric forms and natural colors. Kartio's design is not bound to a specific time and its usage is not directed to a specific person. An essential design such as Kartio's is as functional today as it will be tomorrow.
With its simple and geometric design, the Kartio glasses by Kaj Franck and Iittala from 1958 are recognized design classics today. Again and again attempts were made to copy the simple and ingenious design. But all rational geometry did not help - the secret of the simple yet timeless design lies in the combination of Kaj Franck's experience and genius:
”If you want to create a perfect glass, you have to start by holding the glass in your hand. You must then ask yourself, what kind of glass this hand would like to hold.”
The machine-blown, thin glasses and the mouth blown carafe have a pleasant format to hold, they are stackable, dishwasher safe and available in many colors.