Fabric of my Life.

demanding simplicity

created by ronan and erwan bouroullec, the new ruutu vase for iittala might be simple in shape but each one is a simplified masterpiece, taking seven craftsmen 24 hours to produce in the glass factory – wow!

meaning diamond or square in finnish, ruuto is a collection of 10 vases in differing sizes and colourways which when displayed as a collection, allow both the strength and delicate nature of glass to come  to life. “it is fascinating to struggle with a living material,” says glass blower tapani viljamaa. “glass is a material that does not forget if you do not treat it well. it has a memory.”

“we were seeking to express the purity of glass-blowing in this simple diamond shape,” explain the bouroullec brothers. “glass is a material that likes round shapes. when hot it flows like honey and does not like to be pulled into a very precise geometric shape. by developing the strict shape we are reaching the limits of the material, and using the highest level of the iittala glass-blowing expertise.”

Fabric of my Life is reader-supported.

This post may contain affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you purchase an item using one of these links — at no additional cost to you. If I use affiliate links in a blog post, you’ll see an asterisk (*) next to the link to denote it. Occasionally I am gifted products, with no obligation to feature, and the brand has no editorial control or input as to how they may be featured. Any gifted products featured are denoted with a double asterisk (**). If a post is declared as a Paid Partnership then the brand has required specific (factual) product information to be included and/or specified the type and quantity of images featured. Please note, I only ever feature brands and products on my blog that I genuinely love and would purchase myself, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are always my own. You can read more about my disclosure policies here. Please note: expired links are removed periodically. If a product is no longer linked, it is no longer available. 

Share this post!

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *