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Kintsugi Viola Logo ARABIA Paratiisi Turin

Kintsugi Viola Logo ARABIA Paratiisi Turin

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Vintage Soup Turin from ARABIA's famous Paratiisi. The Paratiisi series, which means paradise in Finnish, was designed by Birger Kaipiainen in 1969. In 1972, a monochrome version of the same name series was also designed. Paratiisi was discontinued in 1974, but the series with the same name was reprinted in 1988. However, Finnish products from 1988 onwards have a different form, with a hole in the lid for a ladle. Paratiisi is now produced in oval reprints, but all are made in Thailand. This is an original Soup Turin made in Finland around 1969-1971. It features a picture of a viola on the back stamp.

This Turin has been repaired with Kintsugi on the handle and the base. Kintsugi is made with real lacquer, so it cannot be used in dishwashers or microwave ovens. Also, it is easy to peel off, so please do not touch the kintsugi part as much as possible.

■Details Manufacturer: ARABIA Designer: Birger Kaipiainen Series name: Paratiisi Age: Around 1970 Country of origin: Finland Condition: Dead stock with no evidence of being used as Kintsugi repair tableware. There are black spots on the lid and thin cracks under the glaze on the inner side of the lid. Even the existing viola logo can be said to be a particularly excellent workmanship.

■ 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. Stay in a homestay in a town called Sortavala. The sense of nature and artistry nurtured there will influence him for the rest of his life. When Kaipiainen was young, he suffered from polio, which left him walking with a cane for the rest of his life. He was unable to turn a potter's wheel on his own due to a disability in one hand, but it is said that this actually served as an opportunity for him to hone his artistic sense.

Kaipiainen graduated from Finland's premier art university, Aalto University, and joined Arabia in 1937. From 1954, he also transferred to Rorstrand in Sweden for four years. In the heyday of simple and unadorned Nordic modern art, Kaipiainen's designs are rich in decorativeness and are characterized by detailed depictions drawn to every corner. He has built a unique worldview that stands out from the mainstream of the times, designing Paratish in 1969, Apia in 1970, and Sunnuntai in 1971. Both are still reprinted editions of Arabia, and have become flagship products.

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