Iittala Teema ruusu


In 1952, Finnish designer Kaj Franck changed our understanding of tableware with the launch of a groundbreaking collection. The designer’s pioneering beliefs in sustainability, equality and moderation fueled his revolutionary vision. With the iconic Teema (First introduced as Kilta in 1952. Kilta’s design was revisited and renewed by Franck in 1981 and then re-named Teema), Franck created a collection that embodied his values and set a new standard for tableware. Teema in many ways embodies Franck’s pioneering thoughts about sustainability, equality and moderation. The design’s multifunctionality, simplified forms, combinability and high quality form a collection which has stood the test of time.

Iittala Designer Kaj Franck


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.
Iittala Teema Collection

The simplest things make the boldest statement

We think it's all about getting the basics right – and with Teema, it's easy. Teema will let your culinary creations and personality take the spotlight. It's your style and moments, and most importantly, it's about having fun. Pick your favourite colours, mix and match. Be creative. Be playful. Be you.

Iittala Teema Plates and Bowls

It's not an ordinary dinner

It’s not a dinner – it’s a memory of a moment spent together. Turn any moment into your moment. Mix and match with your favourite colours and dishes.

Iittala Teema Plates and Bowls

Passionate about red?

Could you live in pink? Want to mix and match your favourites? With Teema, the options are endless, and the style is yours.

Iittala Teema Plates and Bowls

It's time for the feast

Bring all your favourite dishes to the table and forget all the rules. It's just your style and your playground. With Teema, you're always setting the table for an (dinner)experience that's anything but ordinary.