Howard Smith 1987
The American visual artist and designer Howard Smith (b. 1928) moved to Finland in 1962 and worked at Arabia as a visiting artist for several years. The characteristic features of Smith’s art are bright colors and clear forms, particularly those combining black and white. The pattern of Timbua drew inspiration from ancient hieroglyphics.
Arabia is one of Finland’s oldest brands and has been a part of Finnish life in both everyday life and celebrations. Arabia celebrates Finland’s centenary with a limited edition of ten different mugs. Patterns decorating the mugs are derived from each decade of Finland’s independence, and they tell the stories of their time. The mugs have a special centenary stamp on the base.
To honor Finland’s centenary Arabia created a special line of ten mugs. The Finland’s centenary mugs depict history of Finnish design, table setting and Finnish homes: each pattern reflects a decade from the hundred years of Finland’s independence.
The Arabia Finland’s centenary mugs have a special centenary bottom stamp: Independent Finland’s centenary 2017. Each mug is 0,3 dl in size.