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    Posted 4 years ago

    vetraio50
    (702 items)

    Yesterday I was able to buy a piece of Arabia, Paratiisi here in Sydney. Very happy old bloke was I !!!

    This is the black version on an oval box.

    "In 1970 Arabia introduced the BK service with Paratiisi (Paradise) decoration, which was created by Arabia's artist Professor Birger Kaipiainen (1915-1988). The bowls and dishes in the original service was oval, following the style of his wall plates. BK service was in production only four years, until 1974. In 1987 Arabia took Paratiisi service back in production, only the shape of the dinner plate was changed from oval to round, and the material, originally hard earthenware, was re-issued in higher-fired stoneware. Paratiisi is Arabia's best loved pattern of all time."
    (http://www.designed-in-finland.com/arabia_paratiisi_bw.php)

    It's a design from 1969 by Professor Birger Kaipiainen (1915-88) who was one of Finland’s best-known ceramic artists.

    "He spent most of his 50-year career creating unique art ceramics in Arabia’s art department. Kaipiainen’s colour-saturated, lush yet refined art inspired his contemporaries to call him "the prince of ceramics" and "the king of decorators". Kaipiainen received the honorary title of Professor in 1977." (http://www.arabia.fi/en/Tableware/Paratiisi)

    Arabia, Paratiisi, Rasia, pieni.

    Comments

    1. sklo42 sklo42, 4 years ago
      Hats off to the Finns.....yet again!
    2. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      I'd like to live in a house like that! [;>)
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV, NEVADABLADES & SKLO42 too !!!!!!
    4. Gruff Gruff, 4 years ago
      Nice!
      And ver interesting my friend
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks AURA & GRUFF !!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks everyone : DON, VIOLETORANGE, PHIL, TED, IVONNE, TONINO, FREIHEIT, AURA, GRUFF, CAPERKID & NICEFICE too !!!!
    7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      Stunning Mate!!
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Nice find! So graphic and botanical. Love the design.
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SEAN, KAREN, TONINO, IVONNE, TED, PHIL, DON, VIOLETORANGE, ANNELANDERS, PETEY, TREY, GEODEJEM, BELLTOWN, TTOMTUCKER, LISA, EFESGIRL & RICK too !!!!!
    10. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      So pretty!!!
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VIRGINIAVINTAGE, SWFINLUV, GETTHATMONKEYOUTTAME, KERRY & EFESGIRL too !!!!!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks PEASEJEAN !!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SCOTT, BETTYBOO & MYFAVORITETREASURES too !!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KIVATINITZ !!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!! !!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SURFDUB !!!! !!!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks VIOLETORANGE !!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GLASSIE, JENSEN & ANNAB !!!!!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!! !!! !!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!!!! !!!!! !!!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks BRUNSWICK !!!! !!!! !!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!! !!!! !!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks SCOTT !!!!!!
    25. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I really like the black and white design. Reminds me of the Swinging Sixties!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks EFESGIRL !!!!!!

      His designs were AMAZING !!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANNEL !!! !!! !!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!!!!!

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