The decanter was created by Antonio Citterio and Toan Nguyen for the Finnish design manufacturer Iittala in 2004.
A decanter has two functions: It should let the wine breathe in order to release the aroma and bouquet and it should accentuate the ruby-red brilliance of a vintage wine. The decanter fulfils both of them.
Citterio and Nguyen have created a hand-blown decanter with every element reduced to its purest, most essential functional purpose. The decanter by littala with its clear and balanced lines matches many wine glasses: especially the wine glasses from the Iittala Essence Series.