Aarikka is known for its round and playful wooden shapes, and this is Aarikka at its purest: Palloshakki. This three-dimensional game of tic-tac-toe, originally published in the 1970s, has brought joy and puzzlement to people of all ages for decades. It’s beautiful, innovative and hand-made.
It was also included in the Design Museum’s exhibition of one hundred items representing Finland, where one item was selected to represent each year of Finland’s independence. These objects told the story of Finland and Finnish people in many everyday, innovative, industrial and even humorous ways.
So wonderful to have you back, Palloshakki. Never stop playing.
Palloshakki features a game board and wooden beads in two colors.
Material: Pine, maple, birch
Size: 14 x 14 cm
Handmade 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.