Tanssi (meaning ‘dance’ in Finnish) is a tableware collection illustrated by London-based Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. The Tanssi pattern was inspired by Haapaniemi’s visual designs for the Finnish National Opera production of The Cunning Little Vixen, by Czech composer Leoš Janáček. The sad yet beautiful story exploring the co-existence of animals, humans and the eternal cycle of life, comes alive in Haapaniemi’s rich designs on tableware created by Heikki Orvola.
Tanssi introduces mythology into everyday tableware. It makes a good addition to any current iittala collection, and goes well with basic pieces such as Teema or the everyday Kartio glasses. In addition to the ceramic pieces, the Tanssi range includes interior textiles that bring the Tanssi story alive in home interiors.