Kartio Carafe from iittala. Kaj Franck’s Kartio glassware sheds all things unnecessary and superfluous. The result is a timeless aesthetic that stuns with pure geometric shapes embellished only by gentle colors – as Franck put it, “the only decoration needed.” Each perfectly balanced piece is simple, yet durable enough for everyday use, infused with the feeling that is could not have been designed any other way.
Kaj Franck is known as the conscience of Finnish design, Franck’s vision demanded the removal of everything excessive, leaving only the essential. He has been awarded a large number of Finnish and international awards and prizes, and his work has been displayed at a variety of design museums around the world.