Finnish design house littala, which is characterized by decorations made of glass, is celebrating 100 years of independence of Finland, with the collection made of ultramarine blue. Although in itself ultramarine is known as a stone that calms, this lazulite in blue symbolizes national color of Finland, as well as the sky, numerous lakes … That’s the reason why all the pieces of this collection are in shades of ultramarine blue including all items: “Kivi” candles by Heikki Orvola, items by the famous designer Alvar Aalto, “Karto” by Kaj Franck, “Kastehelmi” by Oiva Toikka and “Kiuru,” Iittala’s annual bird for 2017. The entire collection, ie each piece individually comes in a luxurious blue packaging.
Every year since 1993, Iittala has released a new bird at the beginning of the year. The bird for 2017 is Kiuru, meaning skylark, and it’s dressed in Finland’s national colours. According to Finnish legend, the Kiuru announces the arrival of summer. This is only one bird in the collection that has the wings, which are designed with the help of five glass-blowers. All other parts of birds have been created separately and are connected while the glass was hot. The limited edition of this bird will be accompanied by an egg.
A dove is a also designed for this special collection in honor of the independence of Finland. She owns Ultramarine blue combined with shades of green, gray and dark blue.