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ARABIA Flora coffee cup trio

ARABIA Flora coffee cup trio

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A trio of coffee cups, saucers and plates from the masterpiece Flora series released in 1979 by ARABIA, one of Finland's leading tableware manufacturers. The cup and plate are decorated with dandelions, pansies, lilies of the valley, etc., and the entire surface, including the back stamp, is painted with beautiful natural flowers. The form design is by Ulla Procoppe, who is famous for Valencia, and the floral pattern design is by Esteri Tomura, who is famous for crocuses. It is a masterpiece by two legendary designers of ARABIA.

ARABIA Flora was only produced for a short period of 3 years. Since it has not been reprinted, it can only be obtained on the vintage market. Due to its rarity, it is a collector's item whose value will increase more and more in the future.

■ Details Manufacturer: ARABIA / Arabia
Form design: Ulla Procope / Ulla Procoppe
Pattern design: Esteri Tomula
Series name: Flora Age: 1979-1981 Country of origin: Finland Condition: ★★★☆☆ (3.5: good)
Cutlery traces can be seen through the light on each of the cup, saucer and plate. A thin pinhole can be seen at the bottom of the cup near the base. Pinholes are traces of organic matter entering during the unglazing stage of the manufacturing process, and have passed the manufacturer's inspection. The color of the coffee cup print is vivid and the finish is excellent.

Size Cup diameter 7cm Cup height 7.7cm Saucer diameter 12.5cm Plate diameter 17.5cm

About Ulla Procoppe

Ulla Procope

Ulla Procoppe ( Ulla Procope , 1921-1968)

Born in Helsinki. After graduating from the Faculty of Art and Design at Aalto University in Helsinki in 1948, he joined Arabia. After that, I was in charge of design in the production department for 20 years, in 1960 Ruska series, 1961 Creates the Valencia series. Rusca is the flagship product with the longest running and highest sales volume among Arabian products. The Valencia series is the last hand-painted product from Arabia. After retiring from active duty due to cancer, Procope moved to the Canary Islands in Spain. He died there at the age of 47.

■ About Esteri Tomra


Esteri Tomura (1920-1998)

Born in Helsinki. Her father, who was a university professor, bought a villa in the countryside called Urjalan in the northwestern part of Helsinki. be done. Esteri Tomura has a congenital dwarf disease and initially majored in pottery at Aalto University of Arts in Helsinki, but due to physical and physical reasons she was unable to handle clay satisfactorily. Therefore, he gave up the path of pottery and sought his own expertise in design. After joining ARABIA, he will hone his skills as a pattern designer with Laija Uosikkinen, who became a lifelong friend. While Uosikkinen preferred abstract and geometric patterns, Tomra seeks the origin of his designs in Finnish flowers, which were the original scenery of his childhood. Tomra, who created masterpieces in spite of physical handicaps, has something in common with Birger Kaipiainen, who designed the timeless classic Paratiisi while suffering from polio.

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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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