iittala Piano, designed by Renzo Piano, is a gracious and soft design. With extreme attention to detail, Piano, one of the world's leading architects, created this extremely sophisticated cutlery that will change your eating experience. Piano has left no detail unturned-- its soft, rounded and balanced handles and appropriate and thoughtful proportions are certainly created by an artist who respects the art of designing high-quality flatware.
MATERIAL: Polished 18/10 stainless steel with wooden handles
COUNTRY: Designed in Finland, Made in China
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
An Italian-born architect Renzo Piano is responsible for designing countless buildings and sculptures around the world, including Centre di Pompidou in Paris. The recipient of Compasso d’Oro, the Pritzker Prize, the Erasmus and Kyoto Awards, his resume nothing short of impressive. A genius ... More Renzo Piano
Item is made in China, wood is not Teak as are my original serving set. Finnstyle had item in stock and shipped very quickly. Item was packed well received in 2 days.
ConsMade in China, wood not Teak wood.
Favorite serving/salad pieces
September 1, 2012
Well balanced, easy to use and beautifull. The best you can get!
ProsI like the wood handles and that they don't cling against a glass salad bowl. I like the shape, size and weight of the set. It is like a good tool.
April 14, 2012
These are beautifully designed and well crafted servers with a nice weight; I'm glad I ordered them with my new flatware. They are so lovely I have them sitting out on the buffet so that I can admire them, rather than storing them away in the drawer. They are well worth the higher price. A good purchase I will enjoy for many years.
ProsQuality of craftsmanship
By Jeffrey N.
New York City
Iitalla Piano Serving Set
March 28, 2011
Your service was prompt and efficient. This set of salad servers is one of my all time favorite objects. I have a set and have gifted them to everyone in my family. They are now my favorite wedding present when cash is not appropriate. I use mine everyday. They are elegant and practical. I also want to thank you for finding a spare one a few years ago when my daughter broke the wooden handle on one of her pieces. That was excellent service and way beyond anything that could be reasonably expected.
ProsLends a note of style and elegance for everyday use. Makes daily life more gracious. And it is not made by 10 year old children in a third world sweatshop. This is a major consideration in all my purchasing.
ConsFor those who have forgotten how to wash dishes, it doesn't go into the dishwasher. Not really a problem.