Tanssi (‘dance’ in Finnish) is a collection illustrated by London-based Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi. The inspiration for the tablewear Tanssi pattern came through 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 explores the co-existence of animals, humans and the eternal cycle of life, and comes alive in these Iittala pieces created by Heikki Orvola.
Tanssi introduces mythology into everyday tableware. Easy to combine with Iittala's other colletions, such as Kastehelmi, Teema, Kartio and Ultima Thule, Tanssi looks amazing on the table.
Klaus Haapaniemi (b.1970) is an internationally recognized London-based Finnish designer.