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ARABIA Hotel Helsinki 1982 Yearplate DF21

ARABIA Hotel Helsinki 1982 Yearplate DF21

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It is a commemorative plate of the ceramic maker ARABIA on behalf of Finland. Designer Laija Uosikkinen worked as an exclusive designer for ARABIA, creating masterpieces such as Emilia, Ali, Pajazzo, and Ahmed. This hotel series is a commemorative plate with a real hotel motif. This is a work from Uosikkinen's mature period.

This work is one of a series of commemorative plates sponsored by the hotel and commissioned to design by Uosikkinen. There are 5 series in total, and Porter (concierge) is engraved on the back. The emphasis on hotel employees is a good example of the sponsorship context. The characteristic of Uosikkinen's designs is that he expresses people and landscapes using only single-color dots and lines. It shows well that it is her culmination that depth appears in The back of the plate reads, "Welcome to our hotel. Our concierge cares about your satisfaction and wants you to be satisfied."

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Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia
Designer: Raija Uosikkinen
Country of Origin: Finland
Year: 1982
Condition: ★★★★★ (5: Complete)
It was used as a decorative plate. There is no noticeable damage, and it is in very good condition as it was when it was manufactured. The wire at the time of sale remains on the back, so it can be used as a wall plate.

■ Raija Uosikkinen (1923-2004)
Born in Holoran, a town in southern Finland. In 1947, he graduated from Aalto University Faculty of Arts and 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. He often collaborated with Kaj Franck, and basically Kaj Franck provided the form of the product, and Uosikkinen provided the decorative design.

Even after retiring from ARABIA in 1986, Raija Uosikkinen continued to live in a house right next to the company and welcomed the company's active designers and students from Aalto University to his home, welcoming them in a friendly manner. It is said that he was instructed by It is said that his representative work, the Emilia series, expressed his yearning for a life in the distant United States. After the Second World War, Finland was not a rich country because of a series of poor times.

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