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No other cup sits in the hand quite as snugly as the Teema mug designed by Kaj Frank in 1952. A Scandinavian household staple, it melds form and function with rare finesse. The pearl grey wondrously enhance the apparent simple design which is a fit for any type of table.
Celebrating its 60 years in 2012, one of the purest realisations of Kaj Franck's work, Teema is a lasting testament to Kaj Franck’s contribution to good company.
Material porcelain. Micro-wave, dishwater and freezer safe.
Kaj Franck (1911-1989) is known as the “conscience of Finnish design.” Kaj Franck grew up in a world with elaborate dining services to sparse stone dishes. During his significant career, Kaj Franck asserted himself between the two extremes and profoundly changed our understanding of tableware. He utilized serial production to produce versatile, practical dishware at a reasonable price. Besides social consciousness, Kaj Franck’s distinct career was guided by the desire to seek the essential. He studied basic forms endlessly with special focus on proportions.
Kaj Franck was a professor at the Helsinki School of Art and Design. His work earned him international acclaim and numerous awards including Finland’s most prestigious design award, which is his namesake. Generations of Iittala consumers have purchased Kaj Franck’s successful Teema and Kartio series, making these standard household items a part of the classic design legacy of Kaj Franck.