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Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white
Iittala Teema starter set 16 pcs, white

Teema starter set 16 pcs, white

Iittala

$305.00

Iittala
Teema starter set 16 pcs
$305.00



Description

Iittala’s Teema starter set makes a great gift for weddings and housewarming parties. The set contains 4 large plates (26 cm), 4 smaller plates (21 cm), 4 deep plates (21 cm) and 4 bowls (15 cm).

The Teema tableware collection, designed by Kaj Franck, features a minimalist design based on three basic forms: square, rectangle and circle. Franck’s aim was to create simple and functional plates, with color as their only adornment. The minimalist plates suit both everyday use and festive dinners. The tableware was first manufactured under the name Kilta in 1953–1975, and in 1981 it was renamed Teema.

Material
Ceramic
Colour
White
Care instructions
Safe for dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer

Kaj Franck

Finnish ceramic and glass designer Kaj Franck (1911-1989) 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. Franck’s inspiration and principles began a tradition in Finnish design, which is still alive and strong today. His best-known works are Iittala Teema and Kartio series, and his heritage is a part of every Finnish home.

"I want to make use of objects that are so obvious that they are not noticeable”, Kaj Franck defined his own work. His designs catered to basic human needs while serving them tools with properties of everyday objects. Franck was also interested in low-cost mass production and shunned materialism, throwaway culture and showing off. Franck’s world consisted of the basic mathematical shapes and simple forms, decorated only with strong colors.

The starting point of Franck's work was practicality combined with beauty. Although it seems self-evident today, in his own time his thoughts were radical. Franck separated styles and fashion trends from tradition and gave it a whole new meaning. In the period of 1952-53, Franck showed that dinnerware does not need to be overly complex with the release of the Kilta series as strong statement – it was a novel idea that everyone was able to do table settings according to their own needs.

Franck began his designs by focusing on the idea or underlying concept, not the shape. This emphasis on the idea aspect of design was also carried to his work as a teacher and later as an artistic director at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. Franck was also one of the first advocates of recycling, and he has often been called the "conscience of Finnish design”. Franck won many awards in his distinguished career and became internationally famous. Today, the Kaj Franck Award is Finland's most prestigious design recognition.

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    Zagreb, Croatia

    5

    Unfortunatelly one large plate has a crack in the glazing and a slim line around. I send the pictures after arrival. It surprised me because it was all well wrapped in 4x boxes with large (Christmas) bubble wraping- AMD I was "wow what a large package". It looked excellent and super secure. So I believe it is a production - or first wrap problem issue. Not porcelain bakeing and not glazing...but sth. fell on it. I was at the Porcelanosa and ceramiche gres plants as an architect...so it must had happened just before wrapping in the 1st box. Despite this surprise I love what I bought...Teema starter set from Iittala...we have several mugs ever since I started collecting mugs but the dishes are "wow". I enjoy presenting food to my kids...and I will continue collecting Teema items which are as small gifts to our everyday life. It is a pleasure to live with Scandinavian design items...and I believe it creates attitude. Simple and still beautyful. I grew up with Iittalla, since my parents shopped the first glasses and glass plates back in 1978 so no wonder why design matters. Excellent quality I can sam- lifelong in my case...and ageing just great. Love it!

    133 days ago

  • A

    Tallinn, Estonia

    5

    Great design , beautiful white colour , comfortable to eat

    183 days ago

Very good

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