Arabia tableware has been decorated with bird themes since the early days of its production. The Iltalaulu pattern designed by Vincent Bakkum continues this tradition in a relaxed and modern style. The branches of the trees in the Iltalaulu pattern beautifully complement the clean design of the white 24h tableware designed by Heikki Orvola.
The beautiful blue-grey of the 24h Usva is a calming, harmonic colour that works well as a background to Iltalaulu's darker shades. It is also a nostalgic nod towards Arabia's history with its 1950s-style pastel shades.
Dutch artist Vincent Bakkum (b. 1962) is a self-taught artist and known as a romantic aesthete. His strong sense of beauty finds expression in richly coloured, sensitive works of art which often depict female figures or birds. Bakkum has held numerous exhibitions in Finland, Paris, London and beyond.
Professor Heikki Orvola (1943) has worked in the Arabia Art Department since 1987. He has specialized in industrial serial production and has designed many popular series such as Moreeni, Illusia, 24h and Lumi. Orvola has received several respected prizes such as the Kaj Franck Design Prize, Pro Finland Medal and Design Plus Award. He received the title of professor in 2002.
Arabia uses vitro porcelain, which is a modern, durable porcelain with a slightly off-white shade. All Arabia vitro porcelain ware is oven safe except Paratiisi serving platter 36 cm and Paratiisi bowl 23 cm. Arabia Uunikokki series has been especially designed to oven use. When using Arabia ware in oven, please do not take a dish straight from the oven and put it into a cold, wet surface or put it on steel. Do not either put a dish straight into a hot oven from the freezer.
When in the oven, the bottom of the dish must be completely covered with liquid or food throughout the heating process. It can stand 250 celsius degrees and must be at least 10 cm away from the grill elements. Cool before placing in freezer, do not put in a hot oven directly from the freezer.
All Arabia utility wares except dishes with gold or platinum decoration or metal parts are microwave safe.
All Arabia utility ware can be used in ovens and freezers. Do not take a dish straight from the oven and put it into a cold, wet surface or put it on steel. Do not put a dish straight into a hot oven from a freezer.
All Arabia products are dishwasher safe except dishes decorated with gold or platinum. Use a rinsing agent in the dishwasher to improve the results. Very dirty dishes can be soaked in hot water with detergent containing bleach. Cutlery made of soft steel, especially knives, may leave streaks of metal on a hard glazed surface that cannot be removed in a normal wash. (These can be removed by rubbing gently with metal polish.) Check the quality of cutlery when you buy it. To protect the glazing, avoid heavy rubbing when, for example, stacking plates.