Kastehelmi plate - 170mm, linen - des. Oiva Toika, 1964, made by Iittala


By: Iittala

The Kastehelmi linen plate is just gorgeous - icons of Finnish design, these pieces are perennial favourites of customers and team alike here in The Home. They're also surprisingly durable and dishwasher safe. Hurray!

The idea of using droplets of glass as decoration came to designer Oiva Toikka when he was thinking of ways of covering the joint marks left on the surface of pressed glass pieces by the production process.  His groundbreaking raised glass droplet pattern resembles strings of dewdrops glistening under the morning sun. Kastehelmi (“dewdrop” in Finnish) plays with light, truly bringing out the reflective beauty of the glass.

  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory, Finland
  • Material: Glass
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Should not be put in microwave 

Width 17 cm Length 17 cm Height 1.7 cm Weight 0.3 kg