The exhibition is a deep dive into exploring materiality, the process of making glass at a factory where craftsmanship meets mass production and where the material is treasured.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have worked with Iittala for almost a decade. In 2015 Iittala introduced Ruutu (‘diamond’ in Finnish), a mouthblown glass vase that takes seven craftsmen & 24 hours to produce in the Iittala Glass Factory. Ruutu vases are an example of Iittala’s unique colour expertise. The vases can be combined to make seamless installations. When combined, the light filters through the vases creating a vibrant watercolour like palette.
The exhibition explores the subtle balance between imperfect and perfect. In nature, everything is mass produced. Yet every product is unique with its little imperfections.