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TLS looks at… Iittala!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Iittala started as a glass factory in 1881, in a village of the same name in Finland. In its primitive years Iittala made simple glass wear to continental models. At the beginning of the 20th century this changed, Iittala was one of the first companies to move away from traditional decorative dinnerwear, and approach design in a more modern, functional and aesthetically pleasing way,  introducing a progressive Scandinavian element.


The arrival of the modernist and functionalist movements during the 1930s and 40s had a big influence on the company, with pioneers such as Alvar and Aino Aalto and Kaj Franck leading the progession of the brand, design developed to match the designers philosophy that everything should be created with thought, and beauty, was well as being functional and accessible to everyone.

Today Iiittala is still producing these classic designs as well as creating new products, always keeping to the same design ethos. You can shop Iittala products at The Lollipop Shoppe by clicking here

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Isn’t our Shoppe looking lovely!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Come and have a look for yourself, or if you can’t make it down to Brighton, you can shop all of the the products featured, online by clicking here!






John Whitney – Catalog

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Collaborating with Saul Bass on the title sequence for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo in 1958 possibly brought Whitney’s work its largest audience.

A short film called ‘Catalog’ recording his visual effects..

See Creative Review for more…



Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Muuto is a brand we very much admire at TLS. From the flash of yellow in their playful teapots to the curved lines in the Corky Carafe, and now with the exciting news of the incoming arrival of the Rest Sofa by Anderssen & Vol. (BTW – exclusive to TLS for the first two months from its release date) TLS thought its about time, we talked a little more about Muuto. Or rather post something on our blog or better still, waffle on about the wonderful designs and products from the Scandinavian ‘pop’ mind that is Muuto. Click the MUUTO logo at the bottom to watch a short video on the brands products.

Here a little more from Muuto themselves.

We are striving to expand the Scandinavian design tradition with new and original perspectives. In fact, our name Muuto, inspired by the Finnish word muutos, means new perspective.
To us good design starts with the person. We handpick the brightest design talent in Scandinavia and give them the freedom to express their individual story through everyday objects. Some want to alter the world, others find passion in colour and shape or draw deeply from personal experience. How do they see a chair, vase, lamp or any other everyday product?

You will know our design because it has muutos. Objects made sublime through new perspectives, enjoyed across the world, representing the best of Scandinavian design today.

Lampe Gras – Soon to TLS.

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Lampe Gras Lights arriving soon TLS….Beautiful in design.

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