Design by Kaj Franck 1958, design heikki Orvola. In one of his purest realisations, the Kartio glass, Franck captures the perfect balance between the material and the geometric form. Simple, yet durable enough for everyday use, Franck mastered the creation of the basic drinking glass, which is a legendary design beyond any trend.
The wide and versatile colour palette of Kartio perfectly represents Iittala's knowledge of coloured glass.
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people's everyday lives. We believe objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.