Professor Oiva Toikka is one of the greatest names in Finnish glass. His imaginative, rich and bold glass art deviates from the streamlined aesthetic of Nordic design. He has worked in the performing arts for as long as he has in glass. The Birds collection is Toikka's best-known work. He has enjoyed an international career and received numerous awards, among them Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal, World Glass Now 85 Award, Kaj Franck Design Prize and the Prince Eugen Medal. The Kastehelmi range of glassware that Toikka originally designed in 1964 was also the outcome of a technical challenge. To celebrate Toikka's 50th, Iittala reintroduced a selection of the most popular pieces in the range in year 2010. The idea of using droplets of glass as decoration came to Toikka when he was thinking of ways of covering the joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces by the production process.
|Product Type: Cake stand||Color: Clear|
|Material: Glass||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Non Toxic: Yes||Lead-Free: Yes|
|Formal: Yes||Shape: Round|
|Pattern: Novelty||Style: Traditional|
|Refrigerator Safe: Yes||Food Safe: Yes|
|Commercial Use: Yes||Product Care: Hand wash only|
|Country of Manufacture: Italy|
iittala Kastehelmi Cake Stand
Joe Vallor from Martinez, CA– Verified Buyer
This is a great looking cake stand and is a bargain compared with some others out there. Its made in Thailand, but the Iittala site states that plainly and it really doesnt matter. Whos to say that it would be better if made in Finland Its high quality and the glass looks flawless. Absolutely worth it as a nice gift.
Anonymous from Connecticut– Verified Buyer