The Teema collection is based on familiar and basic shapes - a circle, a square and a rectangle. Kaj Franck found them simply irresistible, and spent his time reducing all that was excessive, until only the essential remained. Honored in design museums around the world, the original, unconventional tableware features ultimate combinability that is limited only by your imagination.
- Vitro Porcelain
- Width: 17 cm / 6.7 inch
- Depth: 17 cm / 6.7 inch
- Height: 2.5 cm / 1 inch
- Oven safe
- Dishwasher safe
- Freezer safe
- Microwave safe
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes such as, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspire them to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala doesn’t just create beautiful objects. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away. Let your imagination run free as you explore the Iittala collection. Choose the designs you love and embrace mixing products, colours and patterns. Have fun.
Iittala Teema Bread and Butter Saucer Designed by:
- Kaj Franck , 1952
Kaj Franck was a Finnish designer of glass and tableware. Though he also worked as an educator, his 1953 Kilta line of tableware for Arabia became a massive international hit. Franck is known as an icon of Finnish design, focusing only on the essential elements. Franck has earned numerous awards and prizes, and his work is featured in various design museums. Franck’s most famous objects include the Teema tableware collection and Kartio line of glassware, both produced by Iittala.
Kaj Franck realized a powerful truth in his distinguished career: simple is beautiful. Despite the world moving at an ever-fastening pace, from one decade to another, that simple truth remains. His inspiration and principles began a tradition in Finnish design, which is still alive and strong today.