Keto-orvokki (Viola Tricolor) a new classic of coffee tables
2015 marked 100 years since the birth of Birger Kaipiainen, a professor and a ceramic artist. The artist's works made time stand still with their inimitable style. In amongst the unique works of art, a classic range of Finnish tableware was also born: the Paratiisi series was designed and decorated by Kaipiainen. To celebrate, the Paratiisi shapes received a new decoration, Keto-orvokki, designed by Heikki Orvola.
Arabia celebrated Birger Kaipiainen's centenary with new decorations. Professor Heikki Orvola plucked violets from the world of paradise and placed them on the surfaces of the tableware.
Birger once said in an interview: "Chopin loved violets and I love Chopin". When I read those words, I could not think of anything other than violets. First I drew a Viola tricolor in monochrome on paper; then I gave the decoration some colour. Then it become a Viola tricolor," says Orvola.
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.