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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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Arabia Finland Kosmos

Arabia Kosmos was a pattern on the very popular “S” Model forms designed Ulla Procope in the 1960s, and the Kosmos pattern was designed by Gunvor Olin Gronqvist.

Kosmos was in production at Arabia Finland c1962-1976. Because this was a hand painted design you will get quite a bit of variation in the lightness and darkness in the pattern.

(The same model forms (Model S) were also used for the Anemone and Rosmarin and hugely popular Ruska designs)

Kosmos came in two colour variations, of which the blue one is less commonly found these days. I love the subtle shifts of reddish to yellow ochre colours in the brown version.

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Arabia Finland Kosmos

Arabia Finland Kosmos

Arabia Finland Kosmos

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