Iittala, the Finnish home products company creates dinner ware and other home products that are sleek and sophisticated and meant to last a lifetime. They have partnered with illustrator Klaus Haapaniemi to produce the Taika Collection – an exuberant and whimsical collection of dinnerware. I love this pattern! (of, if I had room for all the sets of dishes that I want!). Iittala products are sold worldwide. Yay!
Klaus Haapaniemi (b. 1970) has had plenty of coverage recently in the Finnish as well as foreign media. His CV of design work is impressive: garment prints for Diesel, Levis, Marimekko, Dolce & Gabbana, Cacharel and Bela’s Dead, a new brand. He has also worked as Creative Director of the Italian fashion house Bantam, published a book entitled ‘Giants’ together with the Finnish writer Rosa Liksom, produced illustrations for the Observer newspaper, shown his work in exhibitions – and done a few other things in between. The international WGSN trend analysis service has dubbed him as one of the most important rising stars in illustration and design. (from Iittala.com)
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