Early Christmas dinner with Iittala | Top 5 wish list for Christmas

Last year I visited Helsinki Design week and Habitare and got the opportunity to visit the studio of Alvar Aalto, a beautiful white building where we got to see lots of drawings and work by the hand of this famous Finnish designer, have a look here for a sneak peek Hello from Helsinki designweek.

Not only did he designed major public building and public homes, he also designed several functional furniture and houseware. Aalto hallmarks include a harmonious relationship with nature, his famous Savoy Vase for Iittala for example was inspired on Finnish lakes.

Alvar Aalto Collection and a Christmas dinner 
Alvar Aalto  created some of Iittala’s most iconic series and additional items inspired by Aalto and created by Pentagon Design such as steel bowls, wooden platters and votives can also be found in the Alvar Aalto Collection. Recently a new Aalto glass bowl is released in five different colours.

A very special Christmas event was organised by Iittala last month where we got to surprise a friend with a present from Iittala at an early Christmas dinner. I brought my friend Muriel who is a real design aficionado and once told me about her wish to possess a real Alvar Aalto vase, My decision of what to choose her as a gift for this special Christmas dinner was quickly made…. nothing better then being able to make a friends wish come true right. Thank you Iittala!

My Top 5 wish list for Christmas

To select the present for my friend Muriel I visited the Iittala store downtown and found a few really beautiful items that I would love to find under my own Christmas tree. I think the copper coloured glass definitely adds a warm touch to the cold December month. The green festive wreath is made by Anastasia Benko

In the picture above:
– Leimu Lamp in copper and concrete
Iittala X Issey Miyake plates in dark green
– Alvar Aalto vase in colour desert
Latern candleholder in colour copper
Nappula candleholders in dark grey

moodboard by Vosgesparis / last picture © w/ Style from our photoshoot for forestrywool