Working with a roster of prominent industrial designers and architects such as Alvar Aalto, Renzo Piano, and Tapio Wirkkala, iittala produces glassware and tabletop pieces that are functional works of art. What began in 1881 as a glass factory in the small Finnish village of iittala is today a leading homeware design company. The brand is known for its iconic contemporary designs, including the world-renowned Aalto vase, Marimekko's Kivi votives, and Oiva Toikka's glass birds.
We've selected a grouping of gifts for our discerning members who know that high style doesn't have to be high priced.
Make these artisan-made, luxurious linens an entertaining mainstay this season. Festive colors and playful patterns add winking panache while the solid-color options give your table a sophisticated twist.
These whimsical tabletop essentials and accents hail from the minds of Finland’s top designers. Here, you’ll find an abundance of plates, platters, glassware, and cutlery. And don’t miss Alvar Aalto’s iconic freeform vases and bowls in splashy hues.
Everyone knows at least one: a person who has everything, who has mastered every hobby, read every book, and experienced it all. They pose a unique challenge during the holidays, as they are nearly impossible to shop for, but the trick is to find unique, surprising options. (Bonus points if the gift is also practical.) Culled from some of our most interesting vendors, this assortment is extraordinary, and at times delightfully offbeat. Your giftee’s interest is sure to be piqued.