vintage iittala

iitala 'Poppa' candleholdersiittala Poppa candleholders
made in Finland, 1982

Continuing my love affair with Nordic glass, here are two sets of iittala candleholders, with their original candles [c. 1982] and in original boxes [one with lid.] Some of the candles have light discolouration due to age, but the candles haven’t been used -or indeed- taken out of the box.

The glass candleholders have their original iittala stickers, and were designed by Valto Kokko Ahlstrom [pattern no: 2659.] They were designed and released Christmas 1982 and the candles came in red, green and brown- for Christmas. I get red and green, but brown? Maybe a Finnish tradition.

Buy now for Christmas! The candleholders are for sale: $AUD60

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Retro candleholders

Kosta Boda candleholdersKosta Boda  ‘Iceblock’ candleholders, made in Sweden c1970s
Kosta Boda ‘Igloo’ candleholders, made in Sweden c1970s

Continuing my new love affair with retro Nordic glass, here are candleholders from the 70s. I usually disparage the 70s, having had the unfortunate luck of living through them- but I have come to love anything coming from that era and Scandinavia.

These candleholders were designed by Bengt Edenfalk for Kosta Boda. Kosta Boda was going all icy in the 70s, and many bowls, figurines and candleholders have a frozen-water-captured-in-glass theme. Both candleholders are made from heavy heavy glass –combining the 70s post-modernist chunky glass theme with notions of nationalism.

Incidentally, for the stylists amongst you- those are Ikea candles being displayed. Keeping it real, Scandinavian style.

This collection is for sale: $AUD100

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