Friday, 30 April 2010


If you need new plates, I doubt these would be on the top of your priority list. I don't need new plates. I don't even need one new plate, but that didn't stop me buying six Kastehelmi pressed glass side plates yesterday from Iittala as I was ending my work trip in Berlin.

Designed by Oiva Toikka in 1964, a selection of the original collection has just been re-released - it's only been on the shop floor for four days. Toikka named the design Kastehelmi, dewdrop in English, because he was inspired by lines of dewdrops on blades of grass on summer mornings.