Arabia of Finland is a Finnish ceramics company that was founded in 1873 in Helsinki, Finland. The company is known for producing high-quality tableware, including fine china, porcelain, and stoneware.
Arabia of Finland is particularly famous for its minimalist and modernist designs, which were popularized in the mid-20th century. The company’s designs often feature bold, geometric shapes and simple, elegant lines.
One of Arabia of Finland’s most popular designs is the “Kilta” pattern, which was designed by Kaj Franck in 1953. The Kilta pattern features a simple, minimalist design with a white background and a black stripe around the rim. Other popular designs include the “Arctica” pattern, which features a simple, white design with clean lines, and the “Paratiisi” pattern, which features bold, colourful fruit and flower motifs.
Arabia of Finland has also produced special collections for other companies and organizations, including the Finnish Air Force and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Today, Arabia of Finland is part of the Iittala Group, a Finnish design company that produces a range of products for the home. Arabia of Finland pieces are highly collectable, and vintage pieces can be found in antique shops and online marketplaces. The company’s designs continue to be popular with collectors and design enthusiasts around the world.