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Kaasa Fireplace by Ilkka Suppanen for Iittala

Posted By Daily Icon On August 30, 2011 @ 12:30 AM In Accessories,Design | 2 Comments

The name Kaasa refers to a beacon that was crucial to sailors in the Bay of Bothnia in Finland. Reminiscent of bonfires, these stone or wooden structures guided mariners in the right direction, or to good fishing grounds. In perilous times, a fire was lit on the kaasa to warn of the enemy’s approach. This forebear of the lighthouse has inspired Ilkka Suppanen, a sailing enthusiast born in coastal Finland.

“Design is more about values than forms and colours. My aim was an archetypical, iconic gathering point. Rather like a large candle, I wanted this product to bring people together around light and warmth.”
- Ilkka Suppanen

Iittala Kaasa Fireplace 475 mm [1], Kaasa Fireplace 255 mm [2], by Ilkka Suppanen


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[1] Iittala Kaasa Fireplace 475 mm: http://www.northernicon.com/p-1856-kaasa-fireplace-475mm.aspx

[2] Kaasa Fireplace 255 mm: http://www.northernicon.com/p-1855-kaasa-fireplace-255mm.aspx

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