Posted 1 year ago
VINTAGE ARABIA MADE IN FINLAND -JUG , found this at goodwill tonight and love this very much , it is mid century modern. i also found out on there website that arabia is part of the "IITTALA GROUP". WHICH I WAS VERY SURPRISED BY THAT. SO HERES WHAT IVE PULLED UP FROM THEIR WEBSITE DATDING THIS ITEM AND FIGURING OUT WHO MAY HAVE DESIGNED THIS BEAUTY:)
I TRIED TO GET THE MOST RIGHT INFORMATION ON THIS PITCHER I DID GET THIS FROM THE ARABIA WEBSITE. THEY HAVE THE MAKERS MARK ON THERE WEBSITE THAT DATES THESE ITEMS.
A new production material, stoneware, was introduced into Arabia’s household range. The Paratiisi series by Birger Kaipiainen was launched in 1969. Kaipiainen’s popularity extended abroad when he was awarded the Grand Prix in the Milan Triennial in 1960.
A new production material, stoneware, was introduced into Arabia’s household range. The first tableware set made from the new material was Ulla Procopé’s Ruska, well-known worldwide. The much-loved Paratiisi series by Birger Kaipiainen was launched in 1969. Birger Kaipiainen’s popularity extended abroad: his Bead Birds enchanted the public in the Milan Triennial and were awarded the Grand Prix in 1960. Birger Kaipiainen’s Orvokkimeri (Sea of Violets) was on show at the World Fair held in Montreal in 1967.
Roller-moulding machines for plates and fully automated moulding units for cups boosted production in the period 1959-1961. The fully automated moulding units for cups which were introduced in 1967 further increased efficiency.
New lines in the 1960s included not just the Ruska and Paratiisi ranges, but also Valencia (Ulla Procopé 1960), BK-Paratiisi (Birger Kaipiainen 1969), Palapeli (Kaarina Aho 1964), SN plant pots (Richard Lindh 1964) and the GB restaurant range (Göran Bäck 1968). The following new artists were employed by Arabia in the 60s: Heljä Liukko-Sundström, Inkeri Leivo, Anja Jaatinen-Winquist and Peter Winquist.