the Iittala Taika dinnerware set makes a statement. The word Taika means magic in Finnish and when you look at the intricate designs crafted by Finnish born designer Klaus Haapaniemi it's easy to see why this set is so called. The colors of black and white or cobalt blue and deep reds create a majestic look that is designed to be mixed and matched. Fauna and wildlife adorn the set to give that magic touch. Although intricately beautiful, they are made to be functional too. Great for that special occasion, but why not use them every day? Also, consider mixing with Teema's solid color dinnerware available in great complimentary colors to the Taika.