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[Viola Logo] ARABIA Paratiisi Oval Plate 25cm

[Viola Logo] ARABIA Paratiisi Oval Plate 25cm

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■ Product introduction
Of ARABIA's famous Paratiisi A vintage oval plate. 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, since 1988, there has been a difference in the form of Finnish products, and the plate has been changed from an oval shape to a round shape.

Paratiisi is now produced in oval reprints, but all are made in Thailand. This is an original oval plate manufactured in Finland between 1969 and 1971 . It features a picture of a viola on the back stamp. The stamp is a little faded, but the 8-69 notation indicates that it was manufactured in August 1969.

■ Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia Designer: Birger Kaipiainen Series name: Paratiisi Age: August 1969
Country of Origin: Finland
Condition: ★★★★★ (5: Complete)
It is a dead stock product with no trace of being used as tableware, and the plate has excellent finish such as color and luster. The strut marks on the back are caused by the manufacturing process. Even the viola logo can be said to be a particularly excellent workmanship.

size: Width 25cm Height 22.5cm Height 3.5cm

■ 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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Product photos are close-ups so that you can see the condition well. Therefore, the actual product may appear smaller. The wooden spoon is for size comparison, not an accessory, and is 13 cm long.

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