Iittala Glass Factory

In 2021, the glass factory celebrates its 140-year history. Start the celebration with us here and read more!

Take a virtual tour in the museum and at the glass factory!

Take a virtual tour in Japanese!

The story of Iittala began in 1881 when a glass factory was founded in the village of Iittala. That is where the world-famous design history of Iittala begins. The factory is still operating, and it is where the best known Finnish glass design artefact, Alvar Aalto’s Aalto or Savoy vase, is made.

At the Iittala Glass Factory you can follow the production of all kinds of glass artefacts, as talented glassblowers create Aalto vases as well as Oiva Toikka birds from molten glass. The factory is nowadays part of the Fiskars Corporation.


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Visiting the factory

There is free access to the viewing balcony at the factory Mon-Fri 9 am – 3 pm. Please follow the instructions, use a face mask during your stay (available at the entrance) and keep a safe distance from other visitors. Let’s take care of each other!

Guided tours

Please contact Design Museum Iittala +358 20 439 6230, iittala.museum@iittala.com