Aarikka – original, bold and natural

By Kate | Women
Posted Sep 21, 2011

I can’t believe that it took a stroll through a quaint neighbourhood in Tokyo, to introduce me to this Finnish design company established in 1954. Aarikka´s design is directed by Pauliina Aarikka, daughter of the company´s founder, and Aarikka is most famous for its clear, Scandinavian lines, round forms and use of wood as the primary material. Each item is unique, handmade in Finland from Finnish materials. The wood is Finnish birch that, thanks to Aarikka´s own dyeing method, acquires a beautiful, translucent sheen. This Rentukka bracelet € 39.00.

This Airisto necklace, comes in red or black, at a length of 45cm. € 65.00. Many of Aarikka‘s pieces are assembled locally either at home, by home workers or at centres providing jobs for the disabled. Social employment creation has been part of the Aarikka mission since the 1970s.  Ships everywhere.

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