Love In The Air: Elinno Design Tableware

10 November 2011 0


Imagine this: A sunny late afternoon in autumn. Crisp air. Mesmerizing colours. And a cup of mild ‘white peony’ tea. And not simply a cup. Rather a little piece of tableware art made of fine bone china. The delicate feeling while touching it, the distinctive sound when the cup meets the saucer, the filigree floral design. A unique blend of Finnish design and traditional Chinese craftsmanship, that is Elinno Design tableware.

Elinno Design was established in 2008 in Finland by two creative minds, Liang Liang and Anni Paunila. These two talented young women met for the first time during their studies in Finland and have been working together and individually on various projects. However, it wasn’t until their roads crossed again, when the things really started rolling. And all this happened over a cup of tea. Ever since, Elinno Design stands for high quality and refined tableware. This year, both designers won the Finnish design prize MUOTO2011 for ‘best tableware’. Elinno Design is available worldwide and was recently launched on the German market. Here in Germany, it is exclusively available at Munich based tableware expert ‘Das Stilhaus’ where I had a wonderful evening with the shop owner and her assistant amidst beautiful tableware.

The brand’s philosophy is as beautiful as its products: They aim to design something that coming generations can be proud of, something that could be passed on from generation to generation. The tableware resembles its designers – it is a sophisticated mix of modern Scandinavian design with traditional Chinese porcelain craftsmanship. They draw inspiration from classic art and nature. 

The collection encompasses three overarching themes named ‘Blue & White’, ‘New & Classic’ and ‘Mix & Match’ with various series like ‘Evergreen Blues’, ‘New Willow’ or – as seen on my pics – ‘Love In the Air’. And using this beautiful tableware makes me feel like there’s love in the air. 

Photography by Igor Josifovic and via Elinno

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  • Reply Chi @ Carousel 10 November 2011 at 20:13

    These are just beautiful, Igor – what a great find! Perfect for a big (or little!) girls’ tea party! 😀

  • Reply Kathryn @ TikiBoo 11 November 2011 at 00:16

    I’m completely in LOVE with these! Really in love, they are beautiful designs.

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 11 November 2011 at 00:21

    It is perfect for a big girl’s & boy’s tea party:-) And I love the designs, too! Thanks for your comments!!

  • Reply Maryam in Marrakech 11 November 2011 at 04:41

    oh my…………I esp love the last one in your 1st pic.

    PS Can I just say, your graphic design skills are amazing and the way you layout your blog. I want to pay you to tutor me!!!

  • Reply leah of sang the bird 11 November 2011 at 06:14

    Igor, these are divine! Perfect for my tea party! Your blog makes me happy, thanks x

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 11 November 2011 at 08:13

    Thanks so much for introducing Elinno Design to me! Isn;t it great to meet designers behind products? I find it always makes me feel like have a deeper connection with that I am buying for my home.

    P.S. Off to read your post from yesterday… work has been crazy and had no time for blog reading the last few days 🙁 booooooooo!

    P.P.S TGIF! xo

  • Reply Igor Josifovic 11 November 2011 at 09:49

    Thank you my beloved blog reader & friends! You all make me so happy, you have no idea!!!!!

    @Maryam: I will only give you a lesson in beautiful Peacock Pavilion;-) lol
    hugs, Igor xoxo

  • Reply Gerard 11 November 2011 at 11:14

    Loving the butterflies 🙂 Some wonderful pieces & great pics. Can imagine a gorgeous cup of coffee & Danish on some of that tableware 🙂

  • Reply 11 November 2011 at 17:52

    loving the blue and white ones in the first image. what lovely pieces Igor

  • Reply Nicola 11 November 2011 at 18:02

    Igor – this china is wonderful, thank you so much for sharing the info!

    And blog site is great – can you tutor me too?

  • Reply Uncle Beefy 12 November 2011 at 02:41

    Oooh! These are gorgeous, Igor! See! You find fantastic things as well!

    If we could have these for tea with Maryam at Peacock Pavilion? How *fantastic* would that be?!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Mister! 🙂

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  • Reply Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth 14 November 2011 at 11:53

    Elinno is by far my fave as well! I have a full set, including serving ware, and it’s PERFECT!! (have mixed 4 different designs) It’s beautiful, elegant and has mass appeal!

    You’re a total photoshop pro as well! *also jealous*


  • Reply Igor Josifovic 14 November 2011 at 12:16

    Thank you, all:-) Love your comments and support!!! You’re all FAB!

  • Reply Keia Mastrianni 17 November 2011 at 21:28

    I meant to stop by this post when you first posted it. Amazing tableware and great shots, Igor. A well crafted looker of a post!

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