Finnish homeware design brand Iittala makes its debut on the London retail scene this week with the opening of its flagship on Regent Street. It will take its cue from the format of the award-winning Amsterdam store (pictured), designed by Dutch consultancy Bearandbunny and Iittala’s concept manager Juha Vesamäki. Collections include a crockery range by Klaus Haapaniemi, a glass range by Aleski Perälä and Neo pots by Claesson Koivisto Rune.
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