kartio 13.5oz. glass tumbler 2-pack

kartio 13.5oz. glass tumbler 2-pack

Design Kaj Franck, 1958
Made in Finland by Iittala

Constant simplicity. Creating the perfect glass starts with the hand that has to hold it, and with questions about what that hand would prefer to hold.

Attempts have been made to copy Franck by applying his rational geometry to new designs. These attempts have failed, because they haven't taken into account the living spirit and wisdom that are required, to give thought to simple things. Complex is rarely wise, yet it takes bravery and spirit to be simple.

Elegant yet durable enough for everyday use, the Kartio range features glasses and carafes, all of which are available in a variety of colors as well as clear glass.

Born in Vyborg, Finland, Kaj Franck is described as the conscience of Finnish design. He removed everything excessive in his designs, leaving only the essentials. Kaj Franck has been awarded a large number of Finnish and international awards and prizes. His work has been displayed at a range of design museums around the world. Some of his most famous objects are the Teema tableware and the glass series Kartio.

Kartio tumbler: 13.5oz. | 4.5" h

set of two 13.5oz. glass tumblers: $28.00 + $9.00 shipping in the continental U.S.
(In stock, usually ships in 1-2 days, otherwise please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery)

Kaj Franck

Kaj Franck of Vyborg, Finland (1911-1989) is perhaps best know for his Kartio glassware series or his Teema tableware, but also worked as an interior designer, decorator, and textile designer. The Kartio series, which was made for the Iittala company, was a distillation of Franck’s belief that a product must be practical, durable, functional, and even easy to clean. The Teema series was based on the circle, square, and cone. Sometimes described as the conscience of Finnish design, he left only the essentials in his work until each was a product of constant simplicity.
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala creates beautiful objects... timeless design that will never be thrown away.
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