A new take on Taika, the iittala Siimes Dinnerware gives us a fresh glimpse into designer Klaus Haapaniemi's enchanting world of whimsy. Haapaniemi designed Taika (Magic) in 2009, and in celebration of the ten year anniversary comes Siimes. Meaning Shade in Finnish, Siimes refers to the place our forest friends stop to rest from the sun. Deer, wood grouses, and hedgehogs are the new characters to join the owls and foxes of the Taika collection. The brighter colors bring a spring-like feel to the table and are easily combined with other iittala Dinnerware collections like Teema. Made from vitreous porcelain, each piece is microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe for convenient everyday use, despite looking like china reserved for special occasions. With Siimes, every day is an occasion worthy of a setting that tells a special story.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1956 and inspired by his “i-line” range. The logo serves as a symbol of quality craftsmanship, timeless design, and thoughtful functionality. Many collectors ... More iittala
Designer Klaus Haapaniemi (born 1970) was dubbed one of most important rising stars in illustration and design by the international WGSN trend analysis service. After graduating as a graphic designer from the Lahti Institute of Design, Finland, the now London-based creative has had no short... More Klaus Haapaniemi