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Old logo color ARABIA Paratiisi coffee cup & saucer

Old logo color ARABIA Paratiisi coffee cup & saucer

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ARABIA's masterpiece Paratissi coffee cup and saucer. Paratiisi means "paradise" in Finnish. It was designed by Birger Kaipiainen, the company's leading designer, and released in 1969. Production of the Paratissi was temporarily discontinued in 1974 because it was time-consuming to make. This is a model called the old logo that was manufactured in Finland after 1988 when production resumed. It features a crown logo on the back stamp and a colored leaf pattern. Paratissi has a large size tea cup and a small size coffee cup, but this one is the latter coffee size.

The Paratissi logo began with the viola (pansy) logo in 1969, followed by a leaf logo with the ARABIA mark replaced with the viola part produced around the latter half of 1971, and a circular English logo in the 1988 reprint. Replaced crown logo (old logo), There are 4 types of modern black and white logos that remove the colors of the 1988 logo. The crown logo from 1988 was made in Finland, but the current reprints are all made in Thailand.

The 1988 model has the Arabian crown logo on the back stamp and a colored leaf pattern. Later, a black and white version with no colored leaves was released even though it was made in Finland, and the word "FINLAND" is omitted from the current Thai version.


■Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia Designer: Birger Kaipiainen / Birger Kaipiainen Series Name: Paratiisi / Paratiisi Year: 1988 Country of Origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★★ (5: Complete)
This is a dead stock item that has been stored without being used. It is in extremely good condition with no history of use and no cracks or chips from storage.

■About 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 his family moved to Helsinki when he was young, Kaipiainen spent every summer in Russia. We will be staying at a homestay in the town of Sortavala. The sense of nature and artistry cultivated there would influence him throughout his life. Kaipiainen suffered from polio when he was young, and as a result of it he had to walk with a cane for the rest of his life. Although he was unable to turn the potter's wheel and make pottery by himself due to a disability in one hand, it is said that this actually served as an opportunity for him to hone his artistic sense.

Kaipiainen graduated from Aalto University's Faculty of Fine Arts, Finland's top art university, and began working for Arabia in 1937, and was also transferred 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 Paratish in 1969, Apia in 1970, and Sunnuntai in 1971. These are still Arabia's reprints and are their signature products.

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