Teema 10oz Mug by Kaj Franck

Teema 10oz Mug by Kaj Franck

Maxwell Ryan
May 18, 2011

For the first time in years, I'm redoing our entire mug collection. I'm replacing all the old mis-matched mugs for my favorite design - the Teema 10oz. Right now there are a few new colors and most can be found for less than the classic white.

I first saw the Teema collection at OK in Los Angeles years ago and it was the mugs that caught my eye. I just wanted them immediately. There's something about mugs that can do that to you. Teema is the name given to the Iittala collection designed in 1962 by Kaj Franck (1911-1989). Still in production, it is lush AND spare (if such a thing is possible) and based on familiar and basic shapes – a

circle, a square and a rectangle. The mug comes in two sizes, 10oz and 13oz, but the 13 feels too large for daily use.

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