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Vintage ARABIA Sunnuntai Oval Plate 25cm 2

Vintage ARABIA Sunnuntai Oval Plate 25cm 2

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This is an original work of the masterpiece Sunnuntai, released in 1971 by Finland's leading pottery manufacturer ARABIA. Many reprints are now available, but this is a vintage plate manufactured half a century ago. This is the size of a 25cm dinner plate.

The series name Sunnuntai is the Finnish word for "Sunday", and the design is inspired by a bright spring afternoon. It was manufactured using Kaipiainen's masterpiece Paratissi oval plate mold for three years from 1971, and production was subsequently discontinued. A reprint model will be produced in 2021 to commemorate the 50th anniversary, and it is once again in the spotlight.

The reprint version is made in Thailand, The difference with vintage is that it is manufactured in Finland. Also, the color of the yellow paint on the surface is lighter on the reprint version, but it is darker on the vintage version, and the color is a perfect representation of the sunlight. The series name Sunnuntai is engraved on the back, and the ARABIA crown logo is engraved.


Detailed specifications
Maker ARABIA
designer Birger Kaipiainen / Birger Kaipiainen
Series name Sunnuntai
era 1971-1974
Country of manufacture Finland
condition

★★★☆☆ (3.5: good quality)

When you look at the surface under the light, you can see cutlery marks and scratches from stacking, but it is in good condition with no cracks or chips and retains its original luster. On the back, you can see the remains of the struts from manufacturing.

size Width 25cm Height 22.5cm Height 3.5cm

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.

Check out our ARABIA collection here!

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.

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