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Rare ARABIA Paratiisi Extra Large Oval Plate 36cm

Rare ARABIA Paratiisi Extra Large Oval Plate 36cm

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ARABIA's masterpiece Paratissi This is a vintage oversized oval plate. The Paratiisi series, which means paradise in Finnish, was designed by Birger Kaipiainen in 1969. In 1972, a monochrome version of the series of the same name was also designed. Production of Paratissi was discontinued in 1974, but the series with the same name was reprinted in 1988. However, since 1988, the shape of Finnish products has changed, and the plate has been changed from oval to circular.

Nowadays, reprints of Paratissi are produced in oval shapes, but they are all produced in Thailand. This is an original oval plate manufactured in Finland from 1969 to 1971. It is characterized by a picture of a viola on the back stamp. The stamp has the notation 9-69, indicating that it was manufactured in September 1969. This is Paratissi's memorable first year release.

This 36cm size is the largest size commercially available.

Manufacturer: ARABIA
designer: Birger Kaipiainen / Birger Kaipiainen
Series name: Paratiisi
Year: 1 September 969
Country of origin: Finland
Condition: ★★★★★ (5: Complete)
This is a dead stock item with no signs of being used as tableware, and the plate has an excellent finish such as color and luster. The post marks on the back are caused by the manufacturing process. This piece is in top condition available on the market, and it can be said to be of exceptional quality with the viola logo.

■Size Height: 35.8cm Width: 31.2cm Height: 4cm

Birger Kaipiainen

Birger Kaipiainen

Birger Kaipiainen (1915-1988)

Born in Pori, southwestern Finland, on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia. Finland's leading designer, known as the "King of Decorators". Although he moved to the capital, Helsinki, when he was a child, Kaipiainen spends every summer with a homestay in the Russian town of Sortavala. The sense of nature and artistry cultivated there would influence him throughout his life. In his prime, Kaipiainen suffered from polio, which forced him to walk with a cane for the rest of his life. Due to a disability in one hand, he was unable to turn the potter's wheel and make pottery by himself, but this experience is said to have inspired him to hone his unique artistic sense.

Kaipiainen graduated from Aalto University's Faculty of Art, Finland's top art university, and began working at ARABIA in 1937 , before also transferring to Sweden's Rorstrand for four years from 1954 . During the heyday of simple and unadorned modern Scandinavian art, Kaipiainen's designs were rich in ornamentation and characterized by detailed depictions drawn in every corner. He has created a unique worldview that stands out from the mainstream of the time, designing Paratisch in 1969 , Apia in 1970 , and Sunnuntai in 1971 . These are still Arabia's reprints and are their signature products.

Click here for a list of Birger Kaipiainen's works.

ARABIA - Arabia

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.

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