Hi,Arabia and Iittala use to be the place producing fantastic ceramic and glass...
Arabia and Iittala use to be the place producing fantastic ceramic and glass art works. Their work were renowned and collected the world over. Now, they are staid and plain. They haven't produced anything that can be said as work of art (exception being the works of Klaus Haapaniemi), just plenty of commercial items and the old designs are being reissued from time to time.
Are there no new Rut Bryks, Tapio Wirkkalas, Timo Sarpanevas, Raija Uosikkinens etc. anymore in Finland?
Rut Bryk, Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva are unique artists, they cannot be produced industrially. Arabia and Iittala, however, still are strong brands and can find more excellent designers. So, with a bit of patience, they can grow artistically creative again. Also most of their good old designs still are available.
Thank You, Sir, for Your interesting comment.