This bold and exuberant Taika Magic Teacup pattern is folkloric to inspire your imagination. Designed by Klaus Haapaniemi, Heikki Orvola.
I am so excited to share this with you today. Last week hubby return from Europe with six teacups and saucers from the various countries he visited. Yes, I am one blessed gal! 😉 They are all very pretty and I will share each one in the days ahead. Though he did not go to Finland, he bought this Taika Magic Teacup and Saucer for me as a surprise. I had seen this set at the American Swedish Institute here in Minneapolis when I visited in the spring. I thought the design looked rather whimsical but passed up on getting it at the time.
Taika, Iittala, Finland
Taika means magic in Finnish. This bold and exuberant pattern was designed by Klaus Haapaniemi and Heikki Orvola and comes in four colors – blue, white, black, and red. The illustrations are folkloric and are supposed to inspire one’s imagination and storytelling.
Dishes in this series combine the clean and practical Teema design by Kaj Franck in 1952, said to be the conscience of Finnish design. It is great for everyday use as the cup is very robust and easy to handle. The highly glazed striking cobalt blue background color of the teacup and saucer matches my Bee House teapot perfectly.
I really like this design and may pick up a few more pieces as they are still available online. My favorite are the blue and white ones although the red pieces are also pretty striking.
Iittala Taika Tableware
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Coffee/Tea Cup and Saucer, Blue
Let’s put the kettle on, it is time for tea! 😎
denise @ singapore shiok says
Ah….. the cup that reminds me of a Lomonosov pattern! It is absolutely charming and I like whimsical 🙂
This one is whimsical and has a really nice weight and feel to it. Pretty but not too delicate for everyday use.