Functional, Durable and Refined

Kaj Franck was one of the pioneers, who help to achieve iittala’s big break through in the 1930ies and 40s. Together with Alvar Aalto, he laid the foundation for the iittala’s design philosophy: to give people both beauty and function in each product.

The very modern and classic tableware collection Teema designed by Kaj Franck in 1952 has been given a new grey dotted look this fall, which is a perfect edition to any morning, lunch or dinner table. While making plans for my travels for the rest of the year and reading the newspaper, I poured myself a cup of hot coffee, made a sandwish and just enjoyed the timeless, masculine, Scandinavian design.

I am always in awe of how visionary the mid-century designers really were, of course no one could predicts how important and loved they would become in the new century, but when you look at the design of the Teema collection, I just cannot comprehend that it was designed more than 70 years ago. Seventy. Just incredible.

I really love the updated color, as all the different white tableware we see nowadays just looks exactly the same. Very refreshing with a darker color.

Photos by Allan Torp

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    Stina Viljanen
    October 6, 2017 at 07:51

    He really was one of the very best designers.

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