Standing in the middle of a forest clearing, the central figure of the Iittala Taika Salad Plate appears to be a somewhat fanciful blend of fox and deer. It is an unlikely, magical creature vibrantly rendered in durable ceramic. Mix and match with other Taika pieces to create a truly enchanting dining experience. From humble beginnings as a small glass factory, today Iittala offers a wide variety of modern Scandinavian housewares that demonstrate the company's commitment to design quality and product longevity. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Iittala continues to make cookware, tableware and other home accessories that are both lovely and useful, based primarily on the forward-thinking philosophies of design icons Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto.