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Arabia is to Finland, what Royal Copenhagen is to Denmark and Rorstrand to Sweden. It is the largest and most well known producer of ceramics and porcelain in Finland.

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Complete Centerpiece  made of Arabia Plates, -58%
Complete Centerpiece mad...
USD 60.68
Before: USD 143.69
Item no: 8992 Measurement: H: 36 cm x Ø: 23 cm
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Complete Centerpiece  made of Arabia Plates,
Complete Centerpiece  made of Arabia Plates,
-67%
Complete Centerpiece mad...
USD 71.40
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Item no: 8999 Measurement: H: 36 cm x Ø: 20 cm
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Memorial plate, Odd Fellow Finland, Arabia -38%
Memorial plate, Odd Fellow Finlan...
USD 63.76
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Item no: DV1873 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Tealight candleholders, set of 4
Tealight candleholders, set of 4
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Tealight candleholders, set...
USD 08.08
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Item no: S1026
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Tealight candleholders, set of 2 pcs.
Tealight candleholders, set of 2 pcs.
-34%
Tealight candleholders, set...
USD 11.61
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Item no: S1027
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Memorial plate, Presidents of Finland, Urho Kekkonen, Arabia -38%
Memorial plate, Presidents of Finl...
USD 23.36
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Item no: XA1000 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Memorial plate, Presidents of Finland, K.J. Staalberg 1919-1925, Arabia -38%
Memorial plate, Presidents of Finl...
USD 23.36
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Item no: XA1001 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Memorial plate, Presidents of Finland, Lauri Kr. Relander 1925-1931, Arabia -38%
Memorial plate, Presidents of Finl...
USD 23.36
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Item no: XA1002 Measurement: Ø: 20 cm
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Arabia glass oil lamp, black -29%
Arabia glass oil lamp, black
USD 14.69
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Item no: XA1003 Measurement: H: 8 cm x Ø: 8 cm
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Arabia glass oil lamp, white -29%
Arabia glass oil lamp, white
USD 14.69
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Item no: XA1004 Measurement: H: 8 cm x Ø: 8 cm
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Arabia Handicraft Plate 1990 Cobbler
Arabia Handicraft Plate 1990 Cobbler
-29%
Arabia Handicraft Plate 1990 Cobble...
USD 29.24
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Item no: XA1005 Year: 1990 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Handicraft Plate 1991 Clockmaker
Arabia Handicraft Plate 1991 Clockmaker
-15%
Arabia Handicraft Plate 1991 Clockm...
USD 34.67
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Item no: XA1006 Year: 1991 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plate with Wolf
Arabia Predator Plate with Wolf
-15%
Arabia Predator Plate with Wolf
USD 34.67
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Item no: XA1007 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plate with Lynx
Arabia Predator Plate with Lynx
-15%
Arabia Predator Plate with Lynx
USD 34.67
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Item no: XA1008 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plate with Bear
Arabia Predator Plate with Bear
-15%
Arabia Predator Plate with Bear
USD 34.67
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Item no: XA1009 Measurement: Ø: 23 cm
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Arabia Predator Plaquette with Lynx (MINI Plate) -49%
Arabia Predator Plaquette with Ly...
USD 11.61
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Item no: XA1010 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Arabia Predator Plaquette with Bear (MINI Plate) -24%
Arabia Predator Plaquette with Be...
USD 17.48
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Item no: XA1011 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Arabia Predator Plaquette with Moose (MINI Plate)
Arabia Predator Plaquette with M...
USD 22.92
Item no: XA1012 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Arabia Children's Tableware with Mug and Plate with Mice
Arabia Children's Tableware with Mug and Plate with Mice
-37%
Arabia Children's Tableware with M...
USD 29.24
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Item no: XA1013
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Arabia Mother's Day Cup 1977
Arabia Mother's Day Cup 1977
-40%
Arabia Mother's Day Cup 1977
USD 17.48
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Item no: XA1015 Year: 1977 Measurement: H: 8 cm x Ø: 16 cm
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2000 Arabia Flora and Fauna Plate with Rowan Berries and Fox
2000 Arabia Flora and Fauna Plate with Rowan Berries and Fox
-28%
2000 Arabia Flora and Fauna Plate w...
USD 21.01
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Item no: XA1016 Year: 2000 Measurement: W: 21 cm x D: 21 cm
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1976 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1976 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-38%
1976 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 127.08
Before: USD 204.36
Item no: XAA1976 Year: 1976 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1977 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1977 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-80%
1977 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 11.61
Before: USD 58.18
Item no: XAA1977 Year: 1977 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1978 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1978 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-58%
1978 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 14.69
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Item no: XAA1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1979 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1979 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-64%
1979 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 14.69
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Item no: XAA1979 Year: 1978 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1980 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1980 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-72%
1980 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 11.61
Before: USD 40.99
Item no: XAA1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1981 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1981 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-63%
1981 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 19.03
Before: USD 50.98
Item no: XAA1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1982 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1982 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-63%
1982 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 17.48
Before: USD 46.87
Item no: XAA1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1983 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1983 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-51%
1983 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 22.92
Before: USD 46.87
Item no: XAA1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1984 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1984 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-50%
1984 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 29.24
Before: USD 58.18
Item no: XAA1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1985 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1985 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-50%
1985 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 29.24
Before: USD 58.18
Item no: XAA1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1986 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1986 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-40%
1986 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 34.67
Before: USD 58.18
Item no: XAA1986 Year: 1986 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1987 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1987 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-40%
1987 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 34.67
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Item no: XAA1987 Year: 1987 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1988 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1988 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-40%
1988 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 69.93
Before: USD 116.95
Item no: XAA1988 Year: 1988 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1989 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1989 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-60%
1989 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 23.36
Before: USD 58.18
Item no: XAA1989 Year: 1989 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1990 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1990 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-60%
1990 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 23.36
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Item no: XAA1990 Year: 1990 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1991 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1991 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-55%
1991 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 29.24
Before: USD 64.64
Item no: XAA1991 Year: 1991 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1992 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1992 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-29%
1992 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 92.26
Before: USD 129.29
Item no: XAA1992 Year: 1992 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1993 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1993 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1993 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 176.30
Item no: XAA1993 Year: 1993 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1994 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1994 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-31%
1994 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 81.69
Before: USD 117.53
Item no: XAA1994 Year: 1994 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1995 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1995 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-34%
1995 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 69.93
Before: USD 105.19
Item no: XAA1995 Year: 1995 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1996 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1996 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-50%
1996 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 58.18
Before: USD 116.95
Item no: XAA1996 Year: 1996 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1997 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
1997 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate
-48%
1997 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 76.25
Before: USD 146.92
Item no: XAA1997 Year: 1997 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1998 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate -11%
1998 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 93.44
Before: USD 105.19
Item no: XAA1998 Year: 1998 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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1999 Arabia Kalevala Annual plate -25%
1999 Arabia Kalevala Annual pl...
USD 69.93
Before: USD 93.44
Item no: XAA1999 Year: 1999 Measurement: W: 20 cm x D: 20 cm
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Arabia Egg cupp -47%
Arabia Egg cupp
USD 09.26
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Item no: XAAG01 Measurement: H: 4 cm
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Arabia Egg cup and tealight candleholder in crystal 2 pce.
Arabia Egg cup and tealight candleholder in crystal 2 pce.
-49%
Arabia Egg cup and tealight candlehol...
USD 10.43
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Item no: XAAG03 Measurement: H: 4 cm
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1978 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1978 Arabia Annual Egg cup
-72%
1978 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 08.08
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Item no: XAAG1978 Year: 1978 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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1979 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1979 Arabia Annual Egg cup
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1979 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 08.82
Before: USD 29.24
Item no: XAAG1979 Year: 1979 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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1980 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1980 Arabia Annual Egg cup
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1980 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 11.61
Before: USD 29.24
Item no: XAAG1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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1982 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1982 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1982 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 29.24
Item no: XAAG1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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1983 Arabia Annual Egg cup
1983 Arabia Annual Egg cup
-34%
1983 Arabia Annual Egg cup
USD 22.92
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Item no: XAAG1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: H: 8 cm
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1985 Arabia Annual plate, Jubilee plate, LARGE
1985 Arabia Annual plate, Jubilee plate, LARGE
1985 Arabia Annual plate, Jubilee plat...
USD 81.69
Item no: XAAJ1985 Year: 1985 Measurement: W: 26 cm x D: 26 cm
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1980 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm
1980 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm
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1980 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, ...
USD 29.24
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Item no: XAK1980 Year: 1980 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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1981 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm
1981 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm
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1981 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, ...
USD 29.24
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Item no: XAK1981 Year: 1981 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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1982 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish
1982 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish
USD 81.69
Item no: XAK1982 Year: 1982 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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1983 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm
1983 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, ...
USD 93.44
Item no: XAK1983 Year: 1983 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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1984 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, A. Alariesto Ø 30 cm
1984 Arabia Large Artist plate/dish, ...
USD 88.15
Item no: XAK1984 Year: 1984 Measurement: Ø: 30 cm
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Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. 1 -51%
Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. ...
USD 05.73
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Item no: XAP01 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. 2 -51%
Arabia Christmas card plaquette No. ...
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Item no: XAP02 Year: 1979 Measurement: Ø: 12 cm
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The story of Arabia Porcelain

The story of Arabia starts with Rorstrand in Sweden. in 1873 Rorstrand achieved permission from the Swedish government to establish af subsidiary in Finland. The construction went ahead on a piece of land in the northern end of Helsinki. The area called Arabia gave name to the factory. Rorstrand sent specialist ceramics to the factory, where production began in October 1974.

Arabia Kalevala plates

Export to Russia

The industrial production of ceramics was still in its infancy in Finland, but in strong growth due to good economic conditions. The background for Rorstrand's wish to establish a subsidiary in Finland was motivated by the desire to gain access to the Russian market, since Finland at that time was part of the Russian empire and thus an excellent way to gain marked access in Russia proper, where customs cost could be circumvented by producing in Finland.

Arabia was incorporated in 1885 with Rorstrand holding 90% of the shares. The first decorated dinnerware Helsingfors was introduced in 1882 and more followed soon.

In 1895 the factory had 300 employees and a third of the production went to Russia. On the home market the competition increased due to imported German porcelain. After 1900 the export to Russia decreased due to higher internal customs.

During the Great War in 1916 Rorstrand sold its shares to Finnish buyers and Arabia became an independent company.

During the interwar period Arabia was shortly on German hands, but became Finnish owned again in 1927. Furthermore a production of electrical insulators began in the same way that Bing & Grondahl did in Denmark with the Porcelain Factory Norden.

In the 30's Arabia was hit by the depression, but with Kurt Ekholm as new artistic director an artistic department was set up and the product range was limited.

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Expanding and new developments

Despite the war and sales quotas Arabia was allowed to expand the factory in the 40's, where the new factory ended up having 2000 employees.

Arabia primarily sold 2nd quality items inland, while the 1st quality products were reserved for export.

The 50's saw great development in Arabias products and they began using modern marketing to reach the customers. Among other things a new large exhibition hall was opened on the Esplanade in Helsinki.

In the 1960's stoneware entered the product range and new dinnerware like Ruska and Paratiisi were introduced.

The 1970's saw the oil crisis and lay offs in the staff, but it was also the decade, where production of Arabia annual plates by the artist Raija Uosikkinen with motifs from the Finnish mythological collection Kalevala started in 1976. These were followed by the Arabia Christmas plates beginning in 1978.

In the 1980's Rorstrand was taken over by Arabia's parent company Wärtsillä meaning that Rorstrand became a subsidiary of Arabia changing the roles of the two.

In the 90's Arabia and thus also Rorstrand was bought by Hackman, which led to Arabia being a brand of the Hackman group.

Arabia was produced in Helsinki until 2016, when production was moved abroad. The Arabia factory's buildings are today part of the Aalto University and houses its college of art, design and architecture.

Arabia is still one of the largest players in Finnish ceramic design today.

Facts about Arabia:

What is Arabia?

  • Arabia is Finland's biggest producer of ceramics and porcelain, just as Royal Copenhagen is so in Denmark.

When was Arabia founded?

  • Arabia was founded in 1873 in Helsinki, Finland.

Who founded Arabia?

  • Arabia was created as a subsidiary by the Swedish company Rorstrand.

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