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Ittala debuts the Tanssi Collection

The Finnish design house invited Klaus Haapaniemi to bring his ornate illustrations to a new tableware collection.

Mar 09, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

Ittala debuts Tanssi – translating as dance in Finnish – a new tableware collection clad in illustrations by Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi.

For this new tableware line, the London-based artist returned to his designs for the Finnish National Opera production of “The Cunning Little Vixen.”

The Czech opera by Leoš Janáček tells the story of a clever vixen pursued by a hunter. Deer, badgers, foxes and of course vixens, all dressed in sophisticated attire, adorn the items in the Tanssi collection.


Tanssi collection by Klaus Haapaniemi

Framed by elaborate Slavic-influenced motifs, the woodland creatures play music and dance, bringing the opera to life on the table.

TThe Tanssi line includes two plates, a bowl, a mug, a coffee cup and saucer, as well as a chair cushion cover, a storage tin and paper napkins.

Prices are available on request – More information:

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