Klaus Haapaniemi is a Finnish designer influenced by nature, folklore, fantasy and “traditional decorative arts with a modern twist”. Together with fellow Finn, Mia Wallenius, he makes textiles, furniture and limited edition design pieces.
Speaking of those limited edition design pieces, Japan’s Medicom Toy Co recently announced their production of a “special gift to the people of Japan from Klaus Haapaniemi”. The ‘gift’ is a high end design object, and it’s really quite lovely.
Medicom is releasing Haapaniemi’s Owl as a 5.7-inch ceramic figure in gold and white limited editions. They’re available online now (but only shipped to Japanese addresses) for 13,449 Yen or ~ $167 USD here.
Click through for a look at Haapaniemi’s glass characters and ceramic cats.