Studio Halonen (previously Halonen-Suvala) was founded by Annamaija Halonen in 1995 in Kuopio, Finland. It is there that the Viva Black Plate was designed by Halonen and handcrafted with local Finnish birch and alder. Sustainable and ecological, the plate has been hand-painted and treated with vegetable-based waxes safe for humans, animals, and the environment. The result are functional pieces pieces that retain the raw beauty of nature while creating a new, modern aesthetic. It's perfect for presenting fruit, sweets, baked pastries and other dry goods or as a part of a decorative and distinctive place setting.