Iittala X Issey Miyake Debuts at MoMA Store

Collection noted for restrained, elegant forms
February 10, 2016Allison Zisko

iittala_issey_miyakeIittala's Issey Miyake collection
Finnish tabletop company iittala has collaborated with Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake on a collection of ceramics, glass and home textiles that will be a MoMA Design store exclusive through May.

This marks iittala’s first inter-brand collaboration and Issey Miyake’s first home collection. Iittala X Issey Miyake is notable for its restrained, elegant forms and a color palette of forest green, pale pink and gray. The textiles designs echo the folding techniques of Issey Miyake designs, which are repeated in the expertly crafted angles of the pentagonal plates, platters and cups.

"The two brands have always been true to their philosophy of timeless design and creative thinking," said Harri Koskinen, design director of iittala. "They also value tradition, functionality, craftsmanship and the use of innovative materials and methodologies in their design work."

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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