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Iittala & Arabia Design Centre Store

The Iittala & Arabia Design Centre Store in the 2nd floor is a haven for design lovers and a shopping experience unlike any other in Finland. The newly renovated store has not only an extensive selection of Iittala and Arabia dining and interior products but also a broad range of services.

+International Delivery

+Tax Free service

+Gift wrapping

+Gift Card

+Engraving Service

+Personal Shopper

+B2B Sales

Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat–Sun 10 am – 4 pm  information

Iittala & Arabia Design Centre - Explore timeless creativity

IITTALA & ARABIA DESIGN CENTRE is the latest addition to Helsinki’s dynamic culture and design scene – a deep dive into two of Finland’s most celebrated design and lifestyle brands, Iittala and Arabia.

More than a window into the past present and future of these legendary brands, the centre invites you to interact with working artists and explore your own creativity through guided tours, lectures and events.

Hämeentie 135 A

9th floor : Design Museum Arabia, Design Lab, Arabia Art Department Society

2nd floor : Store and Café

Iittala & Arabia Design Centre pages

Arabia and Iittala Classics on Show at Design Museum Arabia

Design Museum Arabia at Arabianranta in Helsinki displays the products of the Arabia ceramics factory and the Iittala glassworks, now part of the Fiskars Group, from 1873 to the present day. Compiled from the collections of Design Museum, the exhibition gives the leading role to the history of ceramic and glass design in Finland. 

Opening hours: Tue 12-18, Wed 12-20, Thu-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 10-16, Mon closed

Address: Hämeentie 135, 00560 Helsinki

Contact information: tel. +358 20 439 5357

Design Museum Arabia pages.

Arabia Art Department Society

The Arabia Art Department was founded in 1932. Kurt Ekholm, art director of Arabia at the time, was motivated by the idea that the ceramic culture in Finland needed developing and that should be the duty of Arabia. The Arabia Art Department is a unique place based on the visionary idea of interaction between unrestricted art and design. During its long and rich history, several ceramic artists have worked at the Arabia Art Department, including Toini Muona, Michael Schilkin, Kyllikki Salmenhaara, Birger Kaipiainen and Rut Bryk.

The Art Department Society was founded by the artists working at the Arabia Art Department in 2003. The purpose of the society is to maintain and foster the cultural heritage of the Art Department. The society focuses on maintaining the cultural heritage represented by the Arabia Art Department since its founding and promoting the status of ceramic art in the current field of culture. Historically, the artists of the Art Department have had an important role in the design and development of Arabia’s product range. Members of the Art Department Society include the department’s current artists: Fujiwo Ishimoto, Heljä Liukko-Sundström, Heikki Orvola, Pekka Paikkari, Heini Riitahuhta, Kristina Riska, Kim Simonsson, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä and Jasmin Anoschkin.

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Kisses and popcorn – Arabia Art Department Society’s summer exhibition
Arabia Art Department Society’s “Kisses and popcorn” -exhibition in the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre 22.6.- 31.8. 2017.

Discussion on Arabia's beloved patterns (part of Helsinki Design Week programme)

On Saturday 16.9.2017 come to Arabia Store Esplanadi to hear how the Arabia beloved patterns series was created. Irina Viippola, Head of Design for Arabia, will interview designer and ceramic artist Heini Riitahuhta and deisgner, professor Heikki Orvola, and lead discussion with the audience. This event is part of the official programme for Helsinki Design Week. Saturday 16.9.2017 Arabia Store Esplanad, interview and discussion lead by Irina Viippola: Heini Riitahuhtaa (11:00am) and Heikki Orvola (12:00 noon). We look forward to seeing you! >>

Esteri – new series with Arabia’s beloved pattern.

Esteri – new series with Arabia’s beloved pattern. >>

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Discussion on Arabia's beloved patterns (part of Helsinki Design Week programme)

On Saturday 16.9.2017 come to Arabia Store Esplanadi to hear how the Arabia beloved patterns series was created. Irina Viippola, Head of Design for Arabia, will interview designer and ceramic artist Heini Riitahuhta and deisgner, professor Heikki Orvola, and lead discussion with the audience. This event is part of the official programme for Helsinki Design Week. Saturday 16.9.2017 Arabia Store Esplanad, interview and discussion lead by Irina Viippola: Heini Riitahuhtaa (11:00am) and Heikki Orvola (12:00 noon). We look forward to seeing you! >>

Esteri – new series with Arabia’s beloved pattern.

Esteri – new series with Arabia’s beloved pattern. >>