Anne-Liis Leht is a glass artist from Hiiumaa who owns the brand HYTI. She recharges herself and derives inspiration from walking in the natural environment of Hiiumaa – even when she is working in a studio in the northern Tallinn suburb of Kalamaja. Even the name of the brand is derived from a place in Hiiumaa – Hüti is where the first glass factory in Estonia operated in the 17th century.

The HYTI brand represents simplicity, functionality, the uniqueness of a hand-made object and the small voice that provokes the joy of recognition or surprise. In a world saturated with mass-production a master’s touch, a personal connection between an object, its creator and user has once again become valued.

Due to the fact that glass is technically a complicated material, comfort of use demands more attention in the development of the product. Regardless of the complexity of the challenge or, in fact, because of it, Anne-Liis’ passion is designing dinnerware. The greatest challenge is to design distinctive objects that large-scale production does not allow.