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ARABIA Birger Kaipiainen Art Plate 21cm

ARABIA Birger Kaipiainen Art Plate 21cm

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■Product introduction This art plate was designed in the 1960s by Birger Kaipiainen, a legendary Finnish designer from ARABIA. ARABIA had an in -house atelier that produced one-of-a-kind artworks, separate from the division that made mass-market products. This is a decorative plate that was produced at that time. It emits a white light like mother-of-pearl on shells, and although it is more than half a century old, it is a beautiful plate that retains its appearance at that time.

Kaipiainen's art plates are becoming scarce and rarely seen on the vintage market. Strictly speaking, there are no identical items even if they have the same design. The production techniques of those days have long since been lost, and the Finnish ARABIA art plate is no longer reproducible today. I think the ARABIA art plates of the 60's will eventually have an asset value.

■ Details Manufacturer: ARABIA Designer: Birger Kaipiainen Age: 1960s Country of Origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★☆ (4: Good condition)
You can see the thread when it is stacked on the edge of the plate. You can see the strut marks from the manufacturing on the back. The color is good, and it is a beautiful product in good condition with no cracks or chips.

■Size: Width 21.5cm Height 19.5cm Height 2.5cm

■ 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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