Raija Uosikkinen (1923-2004)
Born in Holoran, a town in southern Finland. In 1947, he graduated from Aalto University Faculty of Arts and joined Arabia. For 40 years until 1986, he worked as an exclusive designer for Arabia, responsible for the design of the Emilia series and Kalevala earplates. He often collaborated with Kaj Franck, and basically Kaj Franck provided the form of the product, and Uosikkinen provided the decorative design.
Even after retiring from ARABIA in 1986 , Raija Uosikkinen continued to live in a house right next to the company, and welcomed the company's current designers and students from Aalto University to his home and welcomed them with open-hearted hospitality. It is said that he was instructed. It is said that his representative work, the Emilia series, expressed his yearning for a life in the distant United States. After the Second World War, Finland was not a rich country because of a series of poor times.