“Form follows function“ is the most well-known design guideline for designers and architects. The Finnish designer Kaj Franck probably also created the Teema tableware collection in 1952 with exactly that principle in mind.
Named “meaningful simplification” by the manufacturer Iittala, Teema renounces all ornamentation and decoration and it is solely reduced to the essentials. Circle, square and rectangle are the basic shapes that had already fascinated the ancient Greeks and which Kaj Franck also found so irresistible that he used them as the theme for Teema.
Simple elegance and versatility characterises the tableware collection and make it one of the most coveted services in Scandinavia. Teema is frost-proof, oven-proof, microwave safe and dishwasher safe. It can be combined excellently with other dishes, thus ensuring a never-ending range of innovative and colourful tables.
You won’t be able to “square the circle” with Teema, however it is an undisputed classic whose geometric shapes can also be seen in many design museums all over the world.