Arabia is uber collectable right now. Here we have a large Arabia Ruska [= ‘autumn colours’] casserole dish and two Ruija [=’Finnmark’] coffee cups. Both in excellent 70s brown.
In the 70s every design studio was rebelling against the pastel/chrome/psychedelic colours of the 50s and 60s. The 70s was all about form, integrity, simplicity, and honesty. And brown. Brown featured a lot. Brown was both the colour of most base materials [think clay, timber, brick] and the basic tertiary colour that didn’t draw attention to itself. It was all about form – not colour.
Arabia Ruska is a collection of kitchenalia that celebrates autumnal colours- no two handpainted pieces are the exact same brown. Arabia Ruija however, is a little more sensible- a glossy glaze over the Finnmark plant images renders it dishwasher proof.
This Arabia 70s collection is for sale: $125