Ruutu Vase 115 x 140mm Grey


Brand : iittala

Designer : Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

SKU: Ruutu Vases Categories: , , , ,


The French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec designed the Ruutu vases for Iittala. Each Ruutu piece is unique: they are mouth-blown into a steel mould and then polished by hand. The difficult shape of the vase requires 24 hours of production and seven skillfull professionals.

Material: Glass
Colour: Grey
Size: Width 115 x 180mm

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him. Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.


What started as a glass factory in the small village of Iittala, Finland in 1881, today represents several generations of Scandinavian design icons made in both glass, ceramics and stainless steel. The international breakthrough for Iittala came in the early 1950s with designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva. Key pieces in the collection include the Alvar Aalto vases and Aino Aalto glassware, Kaj Franck glassware and ceramics, Oiva Toika mouth blown Birds and Antonio Citterio kitchenware. Today, Iittala is a leading Scandinavian design brand.