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Teema teapot

By iittala

£46.00

  • Description

    Teema is the classic expression of essential design thinking, with each object derived from the basic forms: circle, square or cone. As Kaj Franck put it, Colour is the only decoration needed. Teema is highly versatile, endlessly combinable and serves all your changing dining needs.

    To meet the continuing popularity of coffee and tea, Iittala is also bringing back Franck's white one liter Teema teapot. All Teema dishes are oven, microwave and freezer-proof.

  • Technical Info

    iittala china is made out of vitro porcelain, which is a modern, durable porcelain with a slightly off-white shade. All Iittala china is oven, microwave and freezer safe. Do not, however, take a dish straight from the oven and put it into a cold, wet surface or put it on steel. Do not put a dish straight into a hot oven from the freezer. A dish filled with liquid is not freezer safe, as liquid expands when it freezes. Do not use the dish if it has a crack because in a sudden temperature change the dish can break. And finally if you cook frozen food in the microwave it should be cooked in low-heat.

    As it is mainly knives that are pressed hardest against the surface of plates, the majority of cutlery manufacturers now make serrated knives from tempered steel. (It is not worth making serrated knives from non-tempered stainless steel as the serrated edge would wear down quite quickly.)

    The stainless steel of cutlery is relatively soft and can cause black spots on the porcelain if pressed hard against the surface of plates. The spots can not be removed with regular washing, but gently rub a metal scrubbing agent onto the surface. To maintain the durability of the glazed surface, avoid friction while piling the plates.

  • Designer
    Kaj Franck

    Trained as illustrator and textile designer, Franck (1911-1989) was employed in 1945 by the legendary Finnish glass works iittala but became design director of the large porcelain factory Arabia already in 1946. In 1950 he became design director of Nuutajärvi glass works. Franck revolutionised the dinnerware in Scandinavia with his radical but simple and utilitarian glass, plates and bowls which all could be mixed and matched. The Kilta (later Teema) series for Arabia was mass made, fired in the same kiln as the companies wash basins and toilet bowls. Until today, more than 25 million pieces have been sold. Franck also produced beautiful art glass at iittala and Nuutajärvi, today highly valued by collectors around the world. Franck was also a teacher at the College of Applied Arts, the predecessor of the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Today, Design Forum Finland awards the yearly Kaj Franck Prize to a designer or team of designers working in the spirit of the late Kaj Franck.

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