Founded in Iittala, Finland in 1881, Iittala first began as a glass factory. The company now celebrates generations of glassware objects including vases, dishes, and décor items, and maintains the tenet that objects should be distinctive, multifunctional, and enduring—both physically and aesthetically. Many renowned Scandinavian designers have designed for Iittala, including Kaj Franck, Alvar Aalto, and Oiva Toikka. Many of their most iconic designs including the Aalto Vase, Kartio glasses, and Kastehelmi dishware are still produced today.