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ARABIA Ali coffee cup trio

ARABIA Ali coffee cup trio

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A trio of coffee cups, saucers and cake plates made by ARABIA, Finland's leading tableware manufacturer. The Ali series was produced between 1961 and 1973 and was released to the world in collaboration with the company's famous duo Kaj Franck and Laija Uosikkinen. Ant is the last copper plate transfer work among ARABIA products. Copper plate transfer is a type of silk screen printing, and involves the process of applying ink to a copper plate with a pattern design, transferring it to transfer paper, printing it on pottery, applying a thin layer of transparent glaze, and firing it again. It's overlapping.

This work is very time-consuming, so Ali stopped production during the 1984 oil crisis. In addition, in the 1980s, when cheap pottery began to gain popularity, ARABIA tried to reduce costs by pasting pre-made transfer paper as it is or by omitting processes such as decorating with simple hand painting. Many utensils were produced. The decorations of the works produced in that era are extremely simple compared to the works of the Golden Age, and it makes us feel the painful times when it was not possible to spend time and effort on time. Ali is the last work of the golden age of ARABIA. Please take a look at this opportunity.

■Details Manufacturer: ARABIA Form Design: Kaj Franck Pattern Design: Raija Uosikkinen Age: 1961-1973 Country of Origin: Finland Condition: ★★★★☆ (4: mint condition)
It is a dead stock item that has never been used. You can see the blue paint skipping due to the copper plate transfer. We have multiple items in stock. If you would like individual photos, please contact us via chat or email.

About Kai Frank

Kaj Franck, 1911-1989 )

Born in Vyborg, Russia. In 1945, he became head of the manufacturing department of Arabia. Also same year. He is also a professor at the Aalto University Faculty of Art, Finland's premier art university. In 2011, a commemorative coin was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

■ About Laija Uosikkinen

Raija Uosikkinen

Raja Uosikkinen ( Raija Uosikkinen, 1923-2004 )

Born in Holoran, a town in southern Finland. in 1947 After graduating from the Faculty of Arts at Aalto University, he joined Arabia. For 40 years until 1986, he worked as an exclusive designer for Arabia, and was in charge of the design of the Emilia series and Kalevala earplates that are manufactured every year during the Christmas season. He often collaborated with Kaj Franck, and basically Kaj Franck provided the form of the product and Uosikkinen provided the design. Her representative work, Emilia, is said to depict the ideal American lifestyle, and there was also an aspect of her admiration for the life in a distant country that was isolated from the life in Northern Europe.

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