Based in London, Finnish designer Klaus Haapaniemi co-founded his own design and lifestyle brand in 2010 with Mia Wallenius. Klaus Haapaniemi draws inspiration from Finnish folklore, nature, and traditional decorative arts for his creative designs. His work also references art, opera, and music, with characters and settings often creating a magical story. Apart from leading his own studio, Klaus Haapaniemi also collaborates with renowned brands like Levi’s or Diesel. After working on the Cunning Little Vixen at the Finnish National Opera, the designer created the opera-inspired Tanssi series for Iittala, followed by the whimsy Taika line. The first Klaus Haapaniemi flagship store opened in 2013 in London.