CONCEPT DESIGN, PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT, COLOURS AND MATERIALS, DESIGN MANAGEMENT, DESIGN STRATEGY, ROADMAP PLANNING
Iittala X Issey Miyake collection is a collaboration between two masters of timeless design from two sides of the world, Finland and Japan. It is a unique collection of high quality ceramics, glass and home textiles that enable you to pause and enjoy the moment.
The collaboration started from a clean table. Concept, design and product development from the start to the launch took nearly 4 years. After the launch in 2016 the collection has been updated on a yearly basis.
Design inspiration came from cherry blossoms and the transformation that seasons bring. All products were designed with the idea of how radically things change from being closed to open, from being passive to active – we wanted to give people a possibility to be surprised.
Photos by Fiskars Finland & author