As modern interpretation of the Finnish tradition, Iittala prideful presents the Sarjaton collection and clinks the glasses for a completely new thinking approach of tableware. The soft contours and the thrilling decors of this exciting collection allow facets-rich combinations for a contemporaneous eating-culture.
Iittala brought six young Finnish designers out of fashion, product, graphic and digital design together to create a collection which wouldn’t only respect handicraft arts and eating rituals, bit also current values. Inspired by the Finnish way of life and a more conscious lifestyle, Sarjaton is the result of an innovative and common design process.
Translated Sarjaton means “without series” – the different single pieces work together in combination with other collections, but also as single elements. They enable creative combinations according to individual demands, suit the most different events without problems and therewith redefine liberty of flexibility.
Sarjaton is a complete but still reduced selection of 26 single elements, where touch plays a deciding role in design but aso in the usage of the materials. The single Sarjaton elements consist of glass, ceramic, ash wood and textiles, which can be combined with other products without any problems. Natural, damped tones such as pearl grey, white, ancient rose, earth brown and rust red form the base for the tactile surface with patterns and reliefs out of glossy as well as semi-matt glazing.
The soft design og Sarjaton is expressed the best by the refined forms of the plate, which ideally embody what the series is about: flowing forms, beauty and functionality.
The pattern Metsä (forest) is homage to the forest, which doesn’t only cover the half of the Finnish country, but also offers protection and food to humans since ever. Colourful, traditional-Finnish stitching offers the inspiration for the Tikki (stitch) design and the Finnish art of braiding, whether hair, baskets o carpets was exemplarily for Letti (braided plaits) structure.