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Rare size [Vintage masterpiece] ARABIA Paratiisi bowl 23cm

Rare size [Vintage masterpiece] ARABIA Paratiisi bowl 23cm

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This is a rare large bowl of the famous Paratissi by ARABIA, manufactured between 1971 and 1974. It is a large item with a width of 23 cm, which was rarely manufactured, and is a very rare item among Paratissi. It is one of the collector's items called so-called old paratissi.

This is a Paratissi manufactured from 1971 to 1974, which was manufactured at the peak of ARABIA. The back stamp has Finnish writing on it, and the left side of the logo has a leaf sticking out like a feather, which is a characteristic of 1971-74 models. Due to its rarity, the viola logo of Paratissi is the most expensive, but this Paratissi has better color and luster than the early lot from the late 1960s. This piece was produced at a time when technical capabilities were increasing after a certain number of years had passed since its manufacture, and its workmanship can be said to be the most colorful and most beautiful of the Old Paratissi.

In the 1980s, due to the economic recession in Finland, ARABIA ceased production of its main products one after another, and tableware with simple decorations became mainstream. It is no exaggeration to say that the early 1970s was the last time when no effort was spared. It's a mid-century masterpiece and a piece from the glory days.

■Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia Designer: Birger Kaipiainen / Birger Kaipiainen Series name: Paratiisi / Paratiisi Year: 1971-1974 Country of origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★☆ (4: Good condition)
There are slight scratches on the surface and edges when viewed under light, but the condition is close to that of a dead stock item. There are no cracks or chips, and the quality of the product is excellent. This is a vintage masterpiece with particularly wonderful color and luster. The small bowl at the end of the photo is not an accessory and is for size comparison.

■Size
Width 23cm Height 20.5cm Height 6cm

Paratiisi ~ Finland's paradise ~

paratissi cup

"Paratiisi" is a masterpiece created by Birger Kaipiainen, a famous designer of ARABIA. The series name means "paradise" in Finnish. After some trial and error by Kaipiainen, Paratissi was launched in 1969. Each piece of Paratissi was decorated with a richly colored print, making it one of the most elaborate and luxurious series of Arabic tableware of the time. Production ceased in 1974 due to the severe economic recession and fuel shortage caused by the oil crisis.


Paratissi is also known for its frequently changing logo, called a backstamp. 1) A logo that started with the viola (pansy) logo in 1969, 2) A logo that abolished the year stamp in the first half of 1971, and 3) A leaf that replaced the viola part produced around the second half of 1971 with the ARABIA mark. logo, 4) Crown logo, which was replaced with a circular English logo in the 1988 reprint, 5) Black and white logo from mid-2000, with the color of the 1988 logo removed, and 6) Made in Thailand, with the circle mark further removed. There are 6 types of logos. Until the mid-2000 logo, it will be made in Finland. The important thing to know is that the Thai made logo does not have "FINLAND" stamped on it.

History of Paratissi logo


In particular, the reprint editions of Paratissi from the mid-2000s onward are characterized by their darker decorations and thick design lines that make them easy to understand. Vintage items up to 1988 have pale colors and thin lines, giving a sense of depth throughout. Vintage tableware is more beautiful as tableware.

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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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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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