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 hands that is going to hold it. Ask yourself what a glass the hand might want 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, required to give thought to simple things. Complexity 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 which are available in several colours as well as in clear glass. Other colours are available.
Please note that the glasses are delivered in a set of 2 as a standard, and that if you order single glasses, we will charge an additional amount of 2,- Euro!Also in our blog:
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