With all of us starting to think about presents to give our loved ones, choosing a beautiful but environmentally conscious gift to give for the Holidays isn’t the easiest selection. Launching mid-November in time for the gifting season, Iittala’s new 100% Recycled Glass Design Icon collection makes the choice easy, bridging sustainability with iconic beauty.

Sustainability has always been at the core of Iittala. The cornerstones of Iittala’s design are timeless aesthetics, high quality, and functionality. Iittala believes that people should have the right to expect their design objects to last a lifetime and that Iittala items never go out of fashion.

Made entirely of waste glass from the Iittala Glass Factory, the limited edition collection available exclusively via Iittala.com.au will include iconic designs such as the Aalto vase, Aalto tealight candleholder, Kastehelmi tumbler, Kastehelmi tealight candleholder, and the Raami tumbler, with pricing from AU$39.95.

Iittala has a deep understanding of glass as a material. With over a thousand colour recipes and an extensive colour palette, Iittala’s colour expertise is unique in the world. The skilled artisans at the Iittala Glass Factory are continuously researching new ways to produce glass. 

This spring Iittala will introduce a new special edition collection made entirely of waste glass from the Iittala Glass Factory. The limited edition collection will include iconic designs such as the Aalto vase (160 mm), the Aalto tealight candleholder (60 mm), the Kastehelmi tumbler (300 ml), the Kastehelmi tealight candleholder (60 mm), and the Raami tumbler (260ml).

The colours of the collection, which depend on the waste glass used in the production, vary from cool blue colours of the sea to calming shades of green. Each recycled glass object is unique, which means some might have minor visual imperfections, such as small bubbles, due to the recycling process. Otherwise, waste glass objects are as durable, clear and high quality as those made of virgin material.

Recycled glass saves both energy and natural resources. At the Iittala Glass Factory, all waste glass is reused or recycled. Waste glass is produced during the post-processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control, should the item not fulfil strict quality requirements.

Iittala’s long-term goal is to recover or recycle all waste from its operations, from manufacturing to retail and offices. Iittala also supports its partners in developing recycling and recovery processes.

Source: Iittala