Kastehelmi plate - 170mm, ultramarine blue - des. Oiva Toikka, 1964, made by Iittala


By: Iittala

The Kastehelmi plate is just gorgeous in ultramarine blue. These icons of Finnish design, these pieces are perennial favourites of our customers and our 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 

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