Suomi Service Plate by Timo Sarpaneva for Rosenthal
Design work on the Suomi dinnerware collection took five years. The design of the collection, oversight of plaster mould production and joining of steel handles to porcelain were all a challenge for Sarpaneva – the very kind he relished. He worked on each item one at a time. Every single detail was honed to the umpteenth degree. No compromises were made. Joining a steel handle to the porcelain proved to be a technical challenge. The shiny, bright flat of steel combined with the very best white porcelain and timeless form of the Suomi collection resulted in something entirely new and unprecedented.
In 1976, the Suomi collection was awarded the Gold Medal of the President of Italy in Faenza, which is the highest award in the world of porcelain and ceramics. It is known in the trade as the “Nobel prize of ceramics”.
Service Plate, 12.5 inch
Care: Dishwasher and Microwave safe
Dishwasher tests in the Rosenthal Institute for Material Technology (IWT) have proved the excellent durability of the decor. The service can be washed in the dishwasher economy cycle (55 degrees C). Please pay particular attention to the instructions of the dishwasher and detergent manufacturers on the suitability of their products.
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was an international force in Finnish design. A designer, sculptor and educator, Sarpaneva’s unique industrial design helped to pioneer Finland’s global design reputation. Sarpaneva’s works are exhibited internationally. He has received much recognition throughout his illustrious career including the Lunning Prize and was twice awarded at the Milan Triennale. In 1976, Sarpaneva received the honorary title of Professor from the Finnish government.