Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Iittala X Issey Miyake | A Home Collection for Everyday Rituals

Iittala  X  Issey  Miyake  collection is a collaboration between two masters of timeless design from two sides of the world, Finland and Japan. One vision of a home
with harmony. Iittala X Issey Miyake is a unique collection of high quality ceramics, glass and home textiles.

The collection has been designed in close collaboration between Iittala concept and design team and Miyake Design Studio. Throughout the design development process, both teams have shown a great appreciation of nature, handwork, design simplicity and new technology in their work.“The continuous research and development for clothes making of Issey Miyake is now crystalized in the collaboration project with Iittala. The textile items are created using not only the latest technology to fold and pleat the material but also the delicate handwork. The pentagon suggests a non-daily element. We hope this will bring a special moment”, says Midori Kitamura, President of Miyake Design Studio.

The collection consists of 30 items. The tactile play of textiles and pentagon forms of the glass and ceramic objects is an invitation to touch and feel the material, while the colour scheme is inspired by the awakening of spring and the blossoming of flowers.

The textile products are created based on Issey Miyake’s original folding and pleating techniques that have been used in its clothes making since late 1980s. The best material to keep the folded and pleated shapes is selected, and it is also easy-care. The transformation from the flat shape to the 3D shape of the textile products suggests a blooming blossom. It creates the moment of surprise and joy.

Placing your home keys on to the table flower is a ritual that can transit you from work mode to home mood, a decision to light up a tealight candle in the ceramic votive silently tells you to calm down for few hours, as long as the candle lasts.

The collection is the first brand collaboration for Iittala and Miyake Design Studio.
More about the collection at Iittala

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