Designed by Richard Lindh, the timelessly beautiful ceramic flower pots by Arabia are sought-after vintage treasures, and also extremely good for your flowers.
IT IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT which kind of pots you use for your greenery. Stylish flower pots and other items for your house plants are sought not only in gardening shops but also in vintage shops and flea markets. In Finland, Arabia's flower pots, and 1950s flower tables and rattan hanging baskets are particularly popular at the moment.
The most coveted Arabia flower pots are those of the SN1 series designed by Richard Lindh (1929–2006). There are still plenty of them around, because they were manufactured for more than two decades (1964–1985), and were extremely popular already at the time.
Richard Lindh worked for Arabia in Helsinki for more than 35 years in various design positions, designing his first flower pots in the late 1950s. You can recognize in them the organic forms typical of the era. Lindh went for a clearer and more timeless form in the tapering SL3 flower pot collection in 1959, and three years later in the rectangular LB2 collection.
The subsequent SN1 pots in cylindrical shape were manufactured mainly in white and black, but there are also some in blue and brown, and hand-decorated ones.
The popularity of Lindh’s pots was never fully dependent on their appearance. Green thumbs know that they do their job extremely well: the fine earthenware pots keeps the soil suitably moist yet allowing the flower roots to breathe.
Text: Anna-Kaisa Huusko Images: Design Stories