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Arabia (ARABIA) Talvikki (Talvikki) Trio of coffee cup, saucer and cake plate

Arabia (ARABIA) Talvikki (Talvikki) Trio of coffee cup, saucer and cake plate

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Manufacturer: ARABIA
Series name: Talvikki
Form design: Richard Lindh / Richard Lindh
Pattern design: Raija Uosikkinen
Country of origin: Finland
Year: 1964-1974
Condition: ★★★★☆ (4.5: Very good condition)
This is a dead stock product with no cracks, chips or penetrations. There are very slight scratches from storage, but it has been stored without being used. This product is available in multiple quantities. If you would like to check individual conditions, please contact us via chat or email.

・Cup diameter 7cm Cup height 5cm
・Saucer diameter 13cm
・Cake plate diameter 17cm

A trio of popular vintage Tarvikki cups, saucers, and cake plates from ARABIA, Finland's leading pottery manufacturer. Tarvikki means "winter" in Finnish, and the monochrome pattern design seems to express the whiteness and coldness of winter.

The designer is Laiya Uosikkinen, a famous designer from ARABIA. Uosikkinen is a designer who specializes in black-and-white pointillism, and this work, Tarvikki, clearly shows her unique sensibilities. On the surface are lily of the valley and periwinkle. It depicts plants in bloom around June . It is interesting to see the contradictory composition of the flowers in full bloom coexisting with the cold winter atmosphere.

The entire Talwicki series is made of light and thin bone china. The capacity of the cup is over 100ml, which is similar to a demitasse cup or an espresso cup. The edges of the plate are decorated with nuts, and the handle stands up tightly to make it easy to pick up. The mouth of the cup has a sophisticated design that tapers toward the tip.

Raija Uosikkinen

Raija Uosikkinen

Raija Uosikkinen (1923-2004)

Originally from Holoran, a town in southern Finland. Graduated from Aalto University's Faculty of Fine Arts in 1947 and joined Arabia. He worked as an exclusive designer for Arabia for 40 years until 1986, and was responsible for the designs of the Emilia series and Kalevala ear plates. He often collaborated with Kai Franck, with Kai Franck generally providing the form of the product and Uosikkinen providing the decorative design.

Even after Laija Uosikkinen retired from ARABIA in 1986 , he continued to live in a house right next to his company and happily invited the company's current designers and students from Aalto University to his home, providing friendly hospitality while also serving as a mentor to future generations. He is said to have provided guidance. His most famous work, the Emilia series, is said to express his longing for life in the distant United States. After World War II, Finland was never a rich country due to a series of periods of poverty, and the longing for richness during these poor and difficult times is the background behind the creation of this masterpiece.

Click here for a list of Laiya Uosikkinen's works.

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ARABIA factory

ARABIA is a ceramic manufacturer representing Finland in the 20th century. Originally, ARABIA was a factory established in Finland by Sweden's Rörstrand as a base for producing pottery for Russia. The company's name comes from the fact that it was established in the Arabian district of Helsinki, the capital.

From the 1950s to the 1980s, many world-famous designers such as Ulla Procoppe, Birger Kaipiainen, Laiya Uosikkinen, and Esteri Tomura created many works, known as the Golden Age of ARABIA. Works that had a great influence on modern modern design were created at the time, from simple Scandinavian modern designs to highly decorative and well-crafted pieces. ARABIA is known for its masterpieces such as paratissi, crocus, flora, and corari, which are both practical and decorative items unique to Scandinavian tableware that are useful for both interior and everyday use.

Check out our ARABIA collection here!

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