one of my favourites
Posted in stores February 24th, 2008 by piablog

Before I completely wind down to becoming a sloth for a day (that’s my idea of a glorious Sunday), I would like to tell you a little about one of my favourite suppliers…


I speak of the fabulous Iittala, one of the major driving forces of Scandanvian design: “Iittala objects are design essentials stripped to their core; the pure union of function, form and quality that demonstrates our core philosophy of lasting everyday design against throwawayism.”


Where ever I am working in the world I have always used Iittala amongst my props when I am in need of fine glassware – their work is classic & contemporary, elegant and refined, and whatever we are shooting be it an aperitif or a platter of petits fours look ravishing held within an Iittala piece. This week I had the pleasure of visiting the Amsterdam store to pick up some supplies. It’s a beautiful store and the service is impeccable. For last week’s shoot I decided on their Tapio and Aarne glassware range


I was so pleased with the results. And I love their philosophy – very inspiring for aspiring designers…


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  1. joslyn says

    i love this…what a novel concept…designers agains throwawayism. beautiful

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  2. Jen says

    i am officially jealous.

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  3. Pia says

    yes isn’t it nice to see big companies with these philosphies Joslyn.

    Jen, the fact that you are brave enough to pick up a polaroid and shoot away the most incredible images is ridiculously impressive. Hope you are feeling better soon px

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