Friday March 22nd, 2013 - 11:29AM
Iittala, a Finnish glass and tableware brand, will make its Forty One Madison debut during the New York Tabletop Market, which begins April 16. Iittala will move into a showroom with its new sister brand Royal Copenhagen, which Iittala's parent company, Fiskars Corp., recently acquired.
“I am proud to welcome Royal Copenhagen to our portfolio of esteemed brands, renowned for their quality, design, longevity and rich heritages. Fiskars’ ambition in the Home business is to become a globally leading consumer goods company in Scandinavian design, and we are excited to bring together a unique dining offering consisting of Royal Copenhagen’s Danish hand-painted dining, Rörstrand’s elegant Swedish dining, Arabia’s Finnish homey dining, and Iittala’s contemporary design,” said Kari Kauniskangas, president and CEO of Fiskars.
“I look forward to building a successful future for Royal Copenhagen as a part of a strong family of highly regarded brands. In Fiskars, we will get an international and financially strong owner with its own deep roots in the Nordic design tradition and respect for unique design traditions that are more than 360 years old. In other words, we will get an owner with both the experience and the capital to continue the very healthy development process and international expansion that Royal Copenhagen has already started,” said Mads Ryder, CEO of Royal Copenhagen.