London Design Festival – Iittala and Klaus Haapaniemi


Klaus Haapaniemi is a Finnish born artist who is based in London. This is his first collection for the Finnish design store Iittala and I went to the Regent Street store’s party to launch the range this week as part of the London Design Festival. The range is called ‘Taika’ and and his imaginative illustrations depict flora, fauna and mythical animals as well as Finnish urban architecture. ‘I just want people to create their own everyday fantasies’, Happaniemi says of the Taika designs.


The decorative designs are modern fairytale illustrations with a twist.