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Iittala Taika espresso saucer; 4-1/2-inch diameter
Made of durable porcelain for everyday use
Enchanted forest theme; choice of blue or white background
Design by acclaimed Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi
Safe for use in the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher
Color:Blue with Design
In 2007, Iittala launched the highly individual Taika 4-1/2-inch espresso saucer by Klaus Haapaniemi, an internationally renowned illustrator. Klaus Haapaniemi has a very distinctive style of decoration, and combining this style with the basic values of the Iittala range produces an exciting mix. This plate, and the complimentry pieces in this collection, has a fantesy story told on it's surface, bringing an exciting and colorful presentation to the table! To counterbalance the exuberance of the decoration, the design is translated on a simple shape featuring classic, clean lines. This saucer is also availble in a blue background with a matching espresso cup. A new design and look for your table - only from iittala.
While most iittala dinnerware embraces form over ornamentation, Taika breaks the mold. True, the forms are clean and simple, but the surfaces are wildly decorated with imaginative owls, foxes, and trees in a rich Nordic tradition. Taika means magic in Finnish, and the enchanted forest theme is apt. The designer of these fanciful scenes is Finnish illustrator and artist Klaus Haapaniemi, a rising star in the international design world. Each porcelain mug, bowl, or plate comes in either a white or midnight-blue background, which allows for individualized expression in mixing together or with iittala's all-white Aika dinnerware.
This 4-1/2-inch saucer pairs with the Taika espresso cup and offers enough room on the perfectly flat rim for a chocolate cookie with an after-dinner shot of espresso. Haapaniemi's illustrations fully adorn the saucer, which showcases his mysterious owl in the center. The festive espresso cups seem to have a special appeal during the holiday season. Made in Finland of durable porcelain, all Taika dinnerware is safe for use in the oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. --Ann Bieri
Iittala Taika Espresso Saucer Blue 4-1 2-Inch B000UZFDDY