Raami (frame in Finnish) is a new dining collection designed by Jasper Morrison for Iittala (2019). In the design process Morrison focused on the concept of atmosphere. He investigated how the way objects are used or handled (part from functionality and their visual qualities) have an impact on the atmosphere surrounding a meal. ”Objects that contribute the best atmosphere tend to be less immediately noticeable; it may take some time before you appreciate them for their practicality and more subtle, discreet presence”, says Morrison. ”That’s because the balance of how they look and how they perform is correct, they have been designed to perform well and contribute the right atmosphere, not just to catch the eye.” I agree on that. And who is better suited than Jasper Morrison to design a minimalistic, basic yet interesting collection where a few but well designed items in as disparate materials as ceramic, glass and wood perform very nicely together. Or with other pieces you may already have in your home. Or will find in the future… Raami is a contemporary collection with potential to become a classic.
Raami dining collection by Jasper Morrison for Iittala (2019). Painting by Nathalie Du Pasquier. Photo copyright Iittala.
Raami tumbler by Jasper Morrison for Iittala (2009) comes in colours Clear, Moss Green and Sea Blue. The plate comes in a soft white colour. Photo copyright Iittala.
Raami glass by Jasper Morrison for Iittala (2009) is a small, rather sturdy and heavy glass on foot. For sparkling, white, red wine or apretif. Photo copyright Iittala.