As glass is the key material for Iittala, two designers were given a task to test the boundaries of glass. In the project, designer Tuomas Markunpoika and Iittala's design manager Mikko Aarras worked closely together with Iittala's glass blowers doing countless experimentations.
TUOMAS MARKUNPOIKA is a designer and artist who has won several design awards and works in his studio in Amsterdam. The starting point of Markunpoika’s design process is to bring a dash of mystery and surprise to everyday objects.
MIKKO AARRAS is the Design Manager of Iittala and has graduated as an industrial designer at the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Before Iittala, Aarras worked at Nokia as a designer where he designed, among otherthings, Lumia phones.
Inspiration from the movement of water
The main elements of the exhibition are the reflections that come to life when LED lights and glass surfaces meet. The reflections imitate the movement of water and the familiar unpredictability and incompleteness of nature.