Issey Miyake Turns to Tableware with Iittala Collaboration
February 29, 2016 | BY AFP
Issey Miyake has teamed up with the Finnish design store Iittala to create a collection of homeware. The Pause for Harmony range focuses on tableware and textiles.
In a first collaboration between the Japanese fashion designer and the Finnish design store, Pause for Harmony is a homeware range including ceramics, glassware and household textiles. The range is designed to bring harmony to everyday life.
The collection includes a single-flower vase in transparent or gray, a dessert plate available in white, gray or pink, a medium plate available in white or gray, and a white platter. Tea or coffee is served in small cups with no handles, also available in pink, white or gray. They echo the same minimalist design as the collection's tealight candleholder.
Textiles include three tote bags, with a trademark touch of Miyake pleating. The bags are made from polyester and leather, and their shape changes in relation to the weight of the items they carry. They’re available in white, gray or green. Placemats, in gray or pink, also make use of Miyake’s iconic pleating, and folds are again found on the pleated interior textile, a two-metre piece of fabric that can be used as a table runner, a curtain, or a throw for a chair or sofa. This can be matched with the collection’s green, light gray or pink cushions, decorated with slim pleats or larger zigzag folds.
Back on the table, there are four napkins to choose from (pink, light gray, dark gray and green), plus four fabric table flowers (available in the same colours).
Issey Miyake launched his eponymous fashion label in 1970. Today, it has menswear and womenswear ready-to-wear collections, as well as an accessories line. The label’s iconic style makes use of pleating and folds.
Founded in 1881, Iittala is a well-known name on the Finnish design scene, which started life as a blown glass factory. The store’s most famous piece to date is the Savoy vase, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936. Today, production has diversified to include porcelain, cutlery, kitchen utensils and more.
For more information visit www.pauseforharmony.com
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