Finel – beautiful colorful enamel products from Finland

Finel is a trademark under which Wärtsilä and Järvenpää Emali sold enamel metal items such as bowls and pots starting in the early 1950s. At first the designs had to be bought from abroad but soon Wärtsilä's subsidiary company Arabia assigned well known designers to make new models. Designers such as Seppo Mallat (pots and … Continue reading Finel – beautiful colorful enamel products from Finland

The earless cup

THE EARLESS CUP Arabia, the still active Finnish porcelain factory in Finland, renews itself now and then. One of their main designers in the early 60's, Göran Bäck, was assigned the task of making a new saucer-cup combination and in 1963 the cup was put into production. Bäck did not want the cup to have … Continue reading The earless cup

Ego & Lindfors

EGO In May of 1996, the ceramic company Arabia approached Stefan Lindfors with a proposition. Lindfors, then in his early thirties, had already shown himself to be a bold designer with an eye for what's next. They wanted him to design a new set of cups. Cups for a new generation of coffee consumers. Lindfors … Continue reading Ego & Lindfors