Hilkka-Liisa Ahola

Hilkka-Liisa Ahola
Hilkka-Liisa Ahola (1920-2009)

Born in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. After working as a trainee at ARABIA in 1943, he held multiple design positions. In 1947, he officially joined ARABIA, and during the 27 years until 1974, he worked on many atelier works called HLA designs, featuring floral patterns and female figures. Since each of her works is hand-painted, no two are the same, and many of her works are characterized by a unique sense of color, especially in dark brown works that use blues, browns, and yellows with reduced luminosity. In 1958, she became famous for her Kukka (flower) series, and her vases with hand-painted flowers became a big hit and continued to be produced until the 1970s. In 1974, ARABIA downsized the art department due to a financial crisis, and she also left ARABIA accordingly. After that, he turned to the production of batik called batik as a freelancer.

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