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Posts from the ‘Arabia Finland’ Category

Arabia Sinilintu//Bluebird

Recently I came across a few of these stunning, extra large chocolate cups. The design is “Sinilintu” or Bluebird by Raija Uosikkinen, in production 1966 to 1975. The striking and bold design of a blue bird amongst flowers and ferns, is beautifully intricate and detailed.

The large (500ml) cup form looks equally good with or without a saucer because of its footed profile.

This pattern as far as I have discovered was only used on this form – not as part of a dinnerware series.

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

 

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

Arabia Bluebird/Sinilintu

 

 

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Arabia Finland Katrilli

This very smart, typically 1970s looking design is Arabia Finland Katrilli.

“Katrilli” was a dinnerware pattern designed by Esteri Tomula at Arabia Finland, and was in production for a very short period of only 2 years – from 1975 – 1977.

I love the repeat pattern of the flower buds around the outside of the pieces, and that wonderfully textured centre of each flower. The warm brown pattern contrasts beautifully with the white glaze which seems to have the slightest touch of creaminess about it – although that could be the eye playing tricks with it partnered against such a warm brown hue.

See other the posts about I have documented on Esteri Tomula Here  

Arabia Finland Katrilli

Arabia Finland Katrilli

Arabia Finland Katrilli

Arabia Finland Katrilli

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Arabia Finland Kookki/Köökki

This design from Arabia Finland has the most amazingly intense, almost warm, deep shade of blue. This very bold design is often mistaken for other bold and blue Arabia designs such as Valencia.

The pattern name is Köökki and it was a design by Gunvor Olin Gronqvist, produced between 1960-1976. It was produced in the studio at the Arabia Factory, and consisted of a range of hand painted kitchen objects such as salt boxes, butter boxes, boards, salt and peppers etc – but not of dinnerware.

Gunvor had a long association with Arabia Finland, working there from 1951 to 1993.

It’s fascinating how different the design works on different pieces.

Like many of the designs during this era at the Arabia factory, the pattern was also released in a brown version.

Arabia Finland Kookki

Arabia Finland Kookki Salt Box

Arabia Finland Kookki

Arabia Finland Kookki Bowl

Arabia Finland Kookki

Arabia Finland Kookki Platter

Arabia Finland Kookki

Arabia Finland Kookki

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