The Teema is the best modern designer tea set at a reasonable price.
Designed in 1952, each piece in Finnish designer Kaj Franck’s Teema collection balances functionality with a minimalist midcentury modern aesthetic. The Teema teapot, mugs, and tea cups make a versatile set that is a pleasure to use and compliments any decor. Teema is a classic icon of minimalist Nordic design.
Kaj Franck (1911-1989) is known as the “conscience of Finnish design.” Franck grew up in a world with elaborate dining services to sparse stone dishes. During his significant career, 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, Franck’s distinct career was guided by the desire to seek the essential. He studied basic forms endlessly with special focus on proportions.
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 Franck’s successful Teema and Kartio series, making these standard household items a part of the classic design legacy of Kaj Franck.
About the Manufacturer: Iittala
Since 1881, Iittala has been dedicated to inspiring better living. What began as a glass factory in a small village in Iittala, Finland has grown into an internationally known brand that has played a decisive role in defining the Nordic way of life.
The cornerstones of Iittala’s design are timeless aesthetics, high quality and functionality. They believe people should have the right to expect their design items to last a lifetime and that Iittala items never go out of style. Their designs are made to be used, day in and day out, for generations to come.