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Iittala | Kitchen utensils

Functionality and enduring design are in the core of the design philosophy of the Finnish glassware company Iiittala. Founded in 1881, Iittala started as a glass manufacturer, and today, glass and art glass are still an essential part of its heritage. Perhaps the most famous singular object of Finnish design, the Aalto vase, was designed for Iittala in 1936 by Alvar Aalto.

Iittala products are designed to be combined in countless ways, making our everyday life a bit lovelier with versatile tableware and décor objects. Classics designed by pioneers of Finnish design such as Kaj Franck, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Oiva Toikka, Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva, can very well be combined with the works of new and talented designers like Harri Koskinen ja Klaus Haapaniemi. Alongside with Iittala, the brands Arabia and Hackman are also part of the same company fighting against throwaway culture.

This brand has collaborated with: Heikki Orvola, Tove Slotte, Kaj Franck, Alfredo Häberli, Klaus Haapaniemi, Aino Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva, Renzo Piano, Alvar Aalto, Harri Koskinen, Oiva Toikka, Ilkka Suppanen, Matti Klenell, Klaus Aalto, Laura Partanen, Arto Kankkunen, Antonio Citterio, Glen Oliver Löw, Toan Nguyen, Jasper Morrison, Aleksi Kuokka, Magnus Pettersen, Elina Aalto, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Kyuhyung Cho, Issey Miyake Design Studio, Iittala Design Team, Philippe Malouin, Akira Minagawa, Santtu Mustonen

Some popular Iittala products: Iittala Birds, Iittala vases, Iittala candle holders, Iittala cups & mugs, Iittala plates, Iittala glassware, Iittala bowls

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Online store for high-quality kitchen utensils & cooking utensils

There’s no kitchen without kitchen utensils: you need a whole array of cooking utensils for preparing, cooking and storing food. But luckily, by investing in a set of good-quality kitchen utensils, you can reduce the need of buying new ones every now and then. When talking about kitchen utensils, quality usually means simplicity. The most durable utensils are often those simple pieces made from just one or two materials and designed to overcome changing trends. In our online store, we have focused on a few basic principles: the best kitchen utensils should be well-made, functional, aesthetic and timeless at the same time.

Kitchen utensils inspired by Scandinavian design

The amount of cooking utensils needed in the kitchen greatly varies depending on your level of cooking enthusiasm. A minimalist home chef can do just fine with just a few spatulas, cutting boards and kitchen vessels, but a decent salt grinder, citrus squeezer and cheese knife definitely make cooking and serving food smoother and more enjoyable. Small kitchen utensils such as wine and bar accessories or mortars and pestles also make great gifts for anyone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen. What's more, well-designed cooking utensils can also add to the kitchen decor and bring joy even when not in use. 

Inspiration for shopping for cooking utensils

When shopping for new kitchen utensils, you might want to delve into inspirational stories about Nordic kitchens, cooking and lifestyle. Let us, therefore, recommend a few interesting kitchen-related articles from our online magazine Design Stories. Have fun and enjoy your new utensils!

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