Kaj Franck was a Finnish designer of glass and tableware. Though he also worked as an educator, his 1953 Kilta line of tableware for Arabia became a massive international hit. Franck is known as an icon of Finnish design, in his removal of excess in his designs, focusing only on the essential elements. Franck has earned numerous awards and prizes, and his work is featured in various design museums. Franck's most famous objects include the Teema tableware collection and Kartio line of glassware, both produced by Iittala.