Looking for a new look to update your dining room? The iitala Kastehelmi Dewdrop Plates are a really beautiful and unique new addition. We are huge fans of this line, which made its iitala debut back in 1964. They are the product of famous Finnish glass designer Oiva Toikka, and have been reintroduced to celebrate his illustrious 50 year career.
Oiva Toikka began his career as a ceramics artist, but shifted to glass fairly early in his professional trajectory. Many of his most celebrated pieces have been made for iitala, including his iconic glass birds. The Kastehelmi plates are another of his famous work. Each piece of the Dewdrop dinnerware line is adorned with concentric circles of raised glass drops, made to resemble dew drops. The alternating drop sizes create a rippled effect.
Although the dishes are reminiscent of the era in which they were created, spanning the years 1964 through 1988, Toikka's design genius has ensured they are as relevant today as they were for their original launch. Originally, the plates were offered in three color options: blue, green, and clear. For the 50th Anniversary celebration, a gray option has been added. The smokey color adds a more dramatic and modern aesthetic.