Designer: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Created by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Ruutu (which means "diamond" in Finnish) vase might be simple in shape but it takes the most skilled craftsmen in the glass factory to produce. The vases are mouth-blown into a steel mold and polished by hand. Each vase is a simplified masterpiece taking seven craftsmen and twenty-four hours to produce in the Iittala glass factory. The fluidity and vibrant feel of the mouth-blown glass creates the delicate character of the Ruutu vase.
Ronan (b.1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (b. 1976) are brothers and designers based in Paris. They have been working together for 15 years, bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. They have collaborated with key players in the design industry such as Vitra, Magis, Capellini, HAY and more.