Iittala Stars of Finnish Glass

Sun. 14 Apr. 2024 - Sun. 16 Jun. 2024

Admission Fee:
Adults: JPY 1,200 (JPY 960)
University Students: JPY 850 (JPY 680)
High School Students and Below: Free
*Discounted prices in parenthesis are groups of 20 members or more. *Admission is free for annual pass holders. *Free admission is extended to following individuals and one companion: those folding physical disability, rehabilitation, or mental disability certificates, people with wounded veteran or atomic bomb survivors' certificates, and residents aged 65 and over Kochi Prefectural or Kochi City senior citizen passes.

Organizers: The Museum of Art, Kochi (Kochi Cultural Foundation), Design Museum,Helsinki, The Asahi Shimbun, KUTV TV Kochi

Supporters: Kochi Prefectural Board of Education, Kochi City Board of Education, The Kochi Shimbun, Kochi Cable Broadcast, FM Kochi Broadcasting, Kochi City FM

Special Cooperation: Iittala


Iittala is an iconic Finnish lifestyle brand. Established in 1881, Iittala worked with leading Finnish architects and designers such as Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck. Beloved worldwide, Iittala’s philosophy is to create products that combine beauty and functionality and to provide these works of art to everyone.

For the 140th anniversary of the founding of Iittala, we are recreating the exhibition held at Design Museum, Helsinki in 2021 with an additional section on the relationship between Japan and Iittala. With a focus on legendary glass designs both classic and modern symbolizing the history of the company, this exhibit of 450 pieces of art and materials explores the engineering, philosophy, and design of Iittala’s aesthetics through glass, pottery, porcelain, videos, and installations. Come and experience for yourself how Iittala has been shining for many generations.

Related Events

Movie Screening: Aalto
Director: Virpi Suutari, 2020/Finland/103 mins,Japanese subtitles

Screening of a documentary film showcasing the life and works of Alvar Aalto, a Finnish architect and designer.

Time: May 10th (Fri) ①10:30 AM②2:00 PM③7:00PM
※Doors open 30 minutes before each screening
Price: ¥1,500

※Costs ¥1,000 upon presenting a ticket stub of Iittala: Stars of Finnish Glass
Venue: Museum Hall

Gallery Talk

The curator in charge will present the highlights of this exhibition.

Time: April 21st (Sun), May 26th (Sun), June 9th (Sun), 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Meeting Point: Outside Assembly Hall 1 (Admission Ticket required)

Saturday Lecture: Visit the Roots of Finnish Glass

Time: May 18th (Saturday) 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Venue: First Floor Lecture Room
Lecturer: Mio Nagayama (Curator at the Museum of Art, Kochi)

Custom-made Goods

We are selling the limited edition Aalto Vase “clear 1937”, tote bags, pin badges, and more! Please check the Iittala Exhibit official webpage for more information.

Teachers’ Week

For the whole week, all teaching staff (regardless of subject) of Kochi Prefecture can visit the Iittala: Stars of Finnish Glass, and the permanent exhibit for free! We are also available to discuss the use of the Museum of Art, Kochi at your school.

Time: May 1st (Wed) - 7th (Tue) [Reservation Required]
Registration: Please call (088-866-8000
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) before April 30th (Tue).

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