For a museum person, receiving a museum piece as a gift is just a fantastic surprise! This is what happens when I opened the box from Iitala and I saw the beautiful glasses Kartio, designed by Kaj Franck in 1958 for the firm Iitala. Then browsing into my photo archives, I discovered they were one of the objects shown as part of a retrospective exhibition of Kaj Franck at the Design Museum in Gent (Belgium) held in January 2012.
These are the glasses, now in my collection.
And here is the article published in blog with the full review of the exhibit, and some images from the exhibit with the archival pieces.