Good morning my dear readers! Here’s a very important post that I’ve been very much looking forward to publish. I had a wonderful chance to collaborate with one of the gigantic and very respected names in Finnish design. AARIKKA is irreplaceable name in Finnish design history and continues to be one of the most important “labels” that Finland is known for and all of the tourist are shopping for when bringing a souvenir or a special gift back home with them.
I was kindly invited by wonderful ladies at AARIKKA ( actually sisters and daughters of the person who started it all – Kaija Aarikka ) to visit their headquarters in the city centre of Helsinki. Right away upon entering the offices, I was astonished by the beauty of their showroom and also the interior which was “holding” some of the most important and unique pieces of Aarikka’s history such as buttons which are very few left and were the main building “stone” out of which the whole company has developed into what it is today. The whole story begun from a little button hop and has developed into an empire that it is today! 🙂
For those who don’t know much about Aarikka, it is a family owned business which was founded in 1954. The company manufactures unique jewellery and and items for home decoration. Their design is very known for its crisp Scandinavian lines, round forms and the use of wood. Aarikka’s design work is headed by Pauliina Aarikka but throughout the decades, the company had many guest designers such as Paola Suhonen, Jukka Rintala and Eero Sairanen being my favourites.
You have a chance to win a very special candle holder – PRINSSI which is def. going to add a whole new touch to either your working space, bedroom or dining table for example.
If you would like to participate in this giveaway, just leave the comment below and let me know your thoughts of Aarikka and it’s designs. 🙂
*This post was made in collaboration with Aarikka. All of the opinions are my own.