Arabia’s 24h is a range of ceramic tableware designed by Heikki Orvola, a versatile Finnish designer who has worked with a broad range of materials and created several Finnish classics. The series, originally designed for Orvola’s own use, found its way into Arabia’s production in 1996 and received the Design Plus Award at the Ambiente International Fair in Frankfurt next year. The 24h range is characterized by a quiet and pleasant design, ideal for every hour of the day.
24h saucer, 17 cm, white
- 6.69 in (17 cm)
- Can be used with cup 0.27 qt (0.26 l)
The Finnish designer Heikki Orvola (b. 1943) is one of the driving forces within Finnish design. He works with glass, ceramics, cast iron and textiles. The fields of industrial and product design are most familiar to him, but he has also expressed himself as an artist.
Heikki Orvola has started his career as a glass artist in Nuutajärvi, one of Iittala’s glass factories. For Iittala he designed Kivi candleholders (1988), which have become a popular collector’s item. Kivi candleholders are available in a wide range of colors and every year new colors are added. These candleholders show the designer’s thorough knowledge of glass. Heikki Orvola’s creations include also Aika dishware collection (2006) for Iittala and the 24h dishware series (1996) for Arabia, for which he has received the Design Plus Award at the Ambiente International Fair in Frankfurt. For Arabia Heikki Orvola designed also Carambola, a beautiful vase made of bone china. During his career as a designer, Heikki Orvola has received awards and prizes, including the Kaj Franck prize in 1998 and the Pro Finland Medal – two of Finland’s most important design prizes. Heikki Orvola received the title of professor in 2002. The designer’s glass and ceramics objects have been in many private and group exhibitions all over the world and his works are present in many museums worldwide.View all products
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