The holder for soft candle light with a maritime touch
Ilkka Suppanen designed the /categories/small-furniture/fireplaces-fireplace-accessory/iittala-kaasa-fireplace.html}Kaasa Fireplace for the Finnish company Iittala in 2011.
Now Iittala and the designer introduced a formally similar design for a tea light holder.
Kaasa, originally, is a historic navigatoin mark (buoyage) at the seaside that used to be along the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. They were made of stone and wood and resembled piles of wood of not yet lighted campfires.
Some Kaasas would be marks for navigating boats; others would mark excellent fishing grounds. The designer Ilkka Suppanen is a yachtsman and was inspired by the coloured light reflection in the sea.
The combination and quality of materials create cosiness
The outer part of the Kaasa lantern is made of mouth blown glass that is offered in the classic Iittala colours. Therefore Kaasa matches perfectly with other products of the Finnish manufacturer. The designer chose stainless steel for the inner material, as it is robust, but nevertheless appears very noble thanks to its polished surface.
Kaasa is simple to clean, with the easy to remove stainless steel insert that is measured for standard tea lights.
The material mix of coloured glass and polished stainless steel allows the warm candle light in the inside of Kaasa to reflect in a harmonically way. Regardless of the time of year, the Kaasa tea light holders spread a cosy candle light full of atmosphere in every room.