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.
From serving pieces to baking dishes, this Italian-made kitchenware combines durability, functionality, and sleek design. Go for a classic stainless-steel flatware set with gently curving lines, or pick up a more contemporary version plated in bronze or gold. Casserole dishes, lidded pans, and cooking tools round out the offerings.
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.
Entertaining guests this holiday season? Ready your table with festive linens, elegant stemware, and handy serving pieces. Prepare for the onslaught with a glittering collection of coasters and place mats by master tabletop designer Kim Seybert; colorful cocktail forks and cheese sets by Sabre; traditional French linens from Beauville, and Nason Moretti's elegant tumblers, carafes, and goblets.
Set the table for winter with these essentials — their warm, sophisticated style will make you forget how chilly it is outside.