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iittala Teema White 16pc Starter Set
iittala Teema White 16pc Starter Set
iittala Teema White 16pc Starter Set
iittala Teema White 16pc Starter Set
iittala Teema White 16pc Starter Set

iittala Teema White 16pc Starter Set

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A set of simple white dinnerware is an essential for every home, but so many options can feel overwhelming. Kaj Franck's classic has been celebrated for its durability and beauty since 1952, making it a foolproof choice for timeless table settings. The clean lines and agreeable hue makes it easily mixed and matched with all other iittala collections, from Origo to Sarjaton. The creamy porcelain is not only smooth and sturdy but conveniently freezer, microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. The iittala Teema White Starter Set makes the perfect housewarming or wedding gift or beginning to your own table setting 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

Kaj Franck

Born in Finland in the early 1900’s, designer Kaj Franck preferred deconstructed design and valued usability as it directly related to beauty. In removing excessive elements, his simplistic designs are comfortable and easily palatable for home use. Franck’s hauntingly beautiful Kartio Glass... More Kaj Franck

Review Summary
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100% Recommend this product (32 of 32 responses)
By updateCategoryParent
Nice set
October 20, 2020
Packed beautifully, and looks great
By Sylvia
Seattle, WA
Smooth, creamy, ageless!
July 24, 2020
Beautiful. We love them. We first used Arabia dinnerware - their ancestor - in the 1960's. We are glad to be back to Teema, which is the same basic style. It's heavier - and slipperier - but we handle them with care.
By carolin
Troy, MI
The Wait Was Over! Teema On My Table
July 21, 2020
Hooray! This set went on sale and I bought it! I had been eyeing it for months, and now it's mine. The portion size is just perfect. I especially like the Pasta Bowl, and use it mostly for stir fry and salad. Nothing is overdone in this set, the design is so versatile. Looks great for any occasion.
ProsPortion size Neutral color Style Glass Durability Price point on sale
By Barbara
Sleek, beautiful
July 1, 2020
These plates, and the full line, designed in the 1950s are every bit contemporary for today’s minimalist aesthetic. The white is soft, not glaring but not yellowed either. The line has a delicate feel, finer than those from places like Crate& Barrel or Pottery Barn.
By mica
Acton, Massachusetts
Just what needed!
May 7, 2020
I have had the black dinner plates since the -70ies, found myself needing a smaller plates, found these, perfect.
ProsSturdy, eye pleasing, wear well.
By Rebecca
Best dishes
April 19, 2020
I love the look and feel of the dishes. They fit perfectly in my dishwasher and in my cabinets.
By Barbara
St. Louis, MO
My Favorite Dinner Plates
April 8, 2020
I just supplemented my White Teema Starter Set with 4 more dinnerplates and 4 salad plates.
They're terrific! I appreciate the always-excellent customer service and free shipping (over $75) by FinnStyle.
ProsHigh-quality. Great-sized dinner plate with raised lip. Can microwave, re-heat leftovers in oven, or store leftovers in refrigerate. Enjoy the oven-to-table feature.
By Barbara
St. Louis, MO
Love These Plates!
April 8, 2020
I recently purchased an extra 4 plates to supplement my starter set. They are now by every day go-to dishes. I love the way I can just pop them in the oven or refrigerator or microwave --- very convenient for left-overs. Also, the raised "lip" around the circumference is a blessing for feeding little ones at the dining room table. All the food stays on the plate, instead of the table, including spaghetti!
ProsQuality-made. Work in oven, frig and microwave. Raised lip good for children's plates. Neutral white goes with other dishes/colors and all tablecloths and placemats.
By Barb
Duluth, MN
Beautiful, high quality
December 16, 2019
My daughter helped pick these lovely dishes for me, and now I bought this starter set for her! They’re a perfect white - not stark - that offers warmth with its simplicity. High quality beauty.
ProsBeautiful High quality Perfect for everyday or any occasion Simple Finnish design
By gina
Bend, OR
simple and elegant
December 10, 2019
love these!
By Michael
Venice Beach, California
August 1, 2019
Great price for the best everyday dishes one could hope for. Well made, well designed, and they last a lifetime!
ProsDesign, weight, durability
Warwick Rhode Island
Best plates in the world.
April 25, 2019
Fantastic !!!!! Love them !
I had been trying to find these plated for a long time. I used the same plates as a child and I still have some from back then.
Thanks You !
By Jourdain
Great product - no currency converter on-site
February 1, 2019
Classic product I used to have when I lived in Finland. Just as I remember it.

Unfortunately, FinnStyle has no method of applying destination country of delivery taxes and duties. I received a bill from Canada customs for unpaid duty. In the future I will seek out companies that offer services in Canadian dollars and apply all applicable taxes to final billing.
By James
Chapel Hill, N.C.
It's Teema On Sale. Don't Hesitate.
January 26, 2019
Teema is probably the handsomest, most diner-friendly dinnerware on earth.
Spend a few meals with a place setting to understand why Teema has so many fans ..
and has had for decades.

This breakfast gift set, on sale, affords an opportunity to audition Teema for a pittance.
By Pete
Classic look
August 17, 2018
Classic look. Feels and looks great. The bowls may be a little small for cereal, but otherwise no complaints. I will likely be getting more in other colors.
By Robin
Teema White starter set
August 1, 2018
A very good set to start your Teema collection.
By Naomi
April 23, 2018
Just opened the package and am thrilled. The whole set is gorgeous and just what I was hoping for to replace my old, chipped dishes. Packaging from FinnStyle was particularly great - everything arrived safely! We will be enjoying these dishes for decades.
By Michele
New York, NY
In LOVE with iittala!
February 2, 2018
It's a starter set or an add-on set (MY reason for purchasing). I cannot say enough about much I love the Teema White dishes. Just the right color, simple clean design, incredible durability and easily mixes with my more colorful iittala settings.
ProsColor, Design, Durability
By Scott
Delmar, NY
Great set of dishes
December 9, 2017
We received these very quickly from FinnStyle. Great sizes and design. The raid ridges of the plates that other reviews commented on are of no concern to me. Great quality. We bought the white which is really more of a bone color that I like more than a stark white.
ProsDesign, sizes, durability, quality.
By Anne
Delta, BC, Canada
Quality can't be beat
August 29, 2017
I bought this set for my everyday dishes. I had previously purchased red pieces and blue pieces when they were on sale, but needed several more pieces to have enough for everyday use. These dishes are heavy duty, can be microwaved, and come out beautiful out of the dishwasher. I thought I wouldn't like the "lip" on the edge of the plates, but I actually don't notice it now. And the shape and size of the bowls is perfect. I use the smaller ones for cereal and ice cream and the larger ones are perfect for salad or pasta. And the other reason these dishes are perfect is because they are timeless. You can coordinate them with anything else in the Teema collection for years and years to come.
ProsTimeless, microwaveable, strong, reasonable price when purchased in the set
By Mar
Philadelphia, PA
Elegant Set
August 6, 2017
Love this set. I didn't think I would use pasta bowels - but I have had the set for only 2 weeks and used them several times. I appreciate the previous review warning that they are not a pure white. My previous set was pure white and this set is more of a creamy white - but it gives it more depth and richness. One of the dinner dishes arrived cracked and customer service sent a replacement immediately. I love the cereal bowels - perfect size.
By Robert
Healdsburg, CA
Wonderful dishes
March 12, 2017
Despite the fact that each of the dishes hold normal servings, they are designed to be both light and easy to store and clean in dishwasher. My only suggestion is to add some additional colors. The two alternatives for white are not enough.
By Rose
February 10, 2017
A great set of dinnerware that will complement other pieces--I like the clean style.
By imorock
Los Angeles
this starter set was the best deal.
February 4, 2017
I used first purchase discount,dinnerware 10% off and free shipping. No one can beat this price besides finnstyle. I am very happy.
Prosmatches with all other different color of teema collection
By Leslie R.
Boca Raton, Florida
Beautiful new dishes. Starting retirement in style.
October 15, 2016
I've owned Iitalla Teema before. I added to my service to make a full set. Beautifully packaged, all arrived safely. Love my purchase.
By Lynn
New York, NY
Good Combination
September 25, 2016
Perfect for daily use.
By Anu
Palo Alto, California
Classic set
September 12, 2016
Love this Iitala starter set. Good design and it matches well with other Iitala series.
By Heather
Atlanta, Georgia
Great product at the best price!
September 4, 2016
My husband and I had our eye on this product for a while now. Finally pulled the trigger on the purchase and couldn't be happier with the price we received from this company. They shipped rapidly, and within no time we were able to enjoy our new purchase.
ProsFast shipping Cheapest price available
By Margaret
San Mateo, Ca
Dress it up. Or down.
August 26, 2016
I wanted a dinnerware set that I can use everyday and for special gatherings/dinner events. Teema is perfect for this. Hard to believe it was designed in the 1960's. Truly a timeless collection. I pair it with Kartio tumblers and Dewdrop tumblers, to add color. Perfect for my mid-century modern house, but will also work in a traditional home. Super versatile. Only surprise was that the 'white' color is not a bright white but rather a very creamy warm white (borderline beige). It will clash with any bright white additions.
ProsGreat proportions, timeless design. Versatile.
ConsPricey. "White" is not really a true white but more of a warm creamy off-white/borderline light beige. Clashes with true white.
By Jana B.
Columbus, Ohio
Great dishes!
August 24, 2016
We have these dishes at our vacation home and like them so much we decided to get them for our home. They are very durable and are the classic look that can be dressed up or down. They match everything, so when you want to use different colored napkins, it is a very classic look.
By Hillary
Chicago, IL
July 17, 2016
I mainly bought these as a breakfast set to complement my Teema coffee and tea mugs. But now use them all the time. The color is a nice warm white and it's high quality for everyday use. They make for nice serving small bowls and plates too.
By Tiina
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Love the classic design and clean color
July 5, 2016
This set was priced to sell, and I love it. I have the iitala teema set in green, and this compliments it perfectly. I like the two different sizes of the bowls. One is called a plate but it is a bowl. Good for pasta, salad, etc. I want more of these for sure!
ProsMix and match easily w My other dinnerware, beautiful, simple.
ConsI like the plates, but the raised edges can make them hard to slide out of the cabinet if ithe stack of plates is near the next shelf. Not a big concern.
1 Question & 1 Answer
s mello
from colorado asked:
October 28, 2017
what is the height of the terms plate. i am concerned they will not fit in my dishwasher rack.
1 Answer
The dinner plate is 1.25 inches in height. They are designed to fit into a standard dishwasher.
Submitted by: FinnStyle Staff on October 30, 2017

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