Where wood, round shapes, and joy meet – Aarikka
Joyous, decorative, and informative.
This English-language book celebrates the 70th anniversary of Aarikka. In this book, the story of Aarikka is beautifully illustrated, as an ode to the history and present day of Aarikka – and everything that happened in between. This book takes you to meet the people and stories behind Aarikka’s beloved products. How they were conceived and born – meticulously, piece by piece, sparing no hours, down to the last detail.
Handcraft is Aarikka’s second nature, where round shapes recur. The book is an ode to Finnish artisans. Hardworking and talented. Craftsmen. To Finnish design and craft.
The pictures, interviews, and newspaper clippings take you on a trip through the decades, presenting the accomplishments, prints, and jewellery of Aarikka, all the way to today. From its roots and how it stands up tall, proudly, as a renowned Finnish design house.
Kaija started it, and we continue. With veneration and respect. Boldly.
Come. Play with us.
Page count: 232
Measurements: 25 x 31,5 x 3 cm
Weight 1,4 kg
aarikka x hetkinen
Experience thescent of the pineforest.
There it is, standing tall, proudly touching the sky. Mänty. The design scent diffuser spreads the lovely scent of a pine forest to your home. made in Finland.
Did you notice the wood grains?
Every wooden Aarikka item is unique, because every piece of wood is unique. Products are handmade, visible in them and the volume they are made in - small volumes for a need. So the small details of life are visible. Light stripes visible in the wooden pearls are made by Kaija's husband Erkki Ruokonen's unique technique, which is still used to hand-dye all wooden products in Raisio.
Finnish handicraft & design
Eco-friendliness and sustainability are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we choose only the best wood for our raw materials.