The Kartio glass series was created by Kaj Franck for the Finnish design manufacturer Iittala in 1958 and impresses by its constant simplicity.
”Creating the perfect glass starts with the hand that has to hold it, and with questions about what that hand would prefer to hold.”
Attempts have been made to copy Franck by applying his rational geometry to new designs. These attempts have failed, because they haven't taken into account the living spirit and wisdom that are required, to give thought to simple things. Complex is rarely wise, yet it takes bravery and spirit to be simple.
Elegant yet durable enough for everyday use, the Kartio range features glasses, carafes and bowls, all of them available in different colours or in a glass edition, as the one we present in here.
The Kartio carafe is also available in forest green, sea blue and water green.
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