Founded in 1881 as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today the company known all over the world for its innovative collections of glasses and crockery, produces unique objects made to bring pleasure in everyday life, giving people beauty and functionality. The progressive design vision of its legendary designers, such as Kaj Franck, Alvar Aalto, Oiva Toikka, Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva has strongly influenced Iittala's design philosophy that quality never goes out of style. This commitment to creating quality projects clearly emerges from the collections that still include objects that have existed for more than 80 years. Highly qualified glass blowers and designers who work closely with other professionals in every part of the design and production process, contribute in an essential way to the creation of these timeless objects that harmoniously enrich our everyday life. Iittala classics include Alvar Aalto's Aalto vases, Kaj Franck's Teema tableware and Oiva Toikka's Birds by Toikka glass birds. The creations of Harri Koskinen and Klaus Haapaniemi are another great example of the new designers collaborating with the brand. Iittala bases its philosophy on timeless beauty to create versatile and high quality objects made by expert craftsmen.