Don't just set the table; tell a tale. Klaus Haapaniemi, the artist who brought us iittala Taika (Magic), now invites us into the whimsical world of Tanssi (Dance). Inspired by the birth of opera, the intricate illustrations depict forest inhabitants dressed for a fancy affair. A flute-playing deer, pipe-smoking rooster and a dancing badger are among the colorful characters. The vitro porcelain of this coffee cup and saucer set is dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe, making it as sensible as it is stunning for special occasions and everyday dining.iittala Tanssi was inspired by the artwork Klaus Haapaniemi created for the Finnish National Opera production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Influences from Oriental and Slavic imagery, traditional storybook illustrations and even Art Deco can be found in the detailed line work. Though rich, Tanssi is surprisingly versatile and beautifully paired with other iittala dinnerware and glassware such as Teema and Kartio.
Coffee cup measures: 2-3/4" H x 3-1/2" Diameter (7 x 9 cm)
Saucer measures: 6" Diameter (15 cm)
Holds: 6.5 oz (20 cl)
Care: Freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe
First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... 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
I loved the story behind the Tanssi collection. Lovely quality and packed well. I thought the cups would be a bit bigger. I wish Finnstyle carried the saucers and cups separately.
December 13, 2015
Very unique and beautiful graphic design. Good price to match the product quality, it's not bone china afterall. Very careful and efficient way to pack and ship it. I will purchase again with Finnstyle and their designers.