Sulje

The 1960s

A picture in the December 1965 issue of the magazine Hopeapeili.
A picture in the December 1965 issue of the magazine Hopeapeili.
A glass-bead tapestry in the magazine Kaunis koti.
Cover of Kaunis koti magazine from 1963.
A page from an article showcasing Aarikka’s woollen blankets.
An advertisement in an English-language publication from 1971.

Intense colours

Bold colours were very much in the spirit of the 1960s for clothing and interior design alike. In anticipation of this, Kaija and Erkki had designed a wood-colouring method of their own in the 1950s; so responding to the demands of the time was easy. Aarikka’s wooden jewellery, candle-holders, and felt blankets were bold enough in colour to win many hearts in the promised decade of colourful synthetic materials.

Kaija was very broadminded when it came to materials, and she designed the partition curtain named ‘Discus’ from acrylic discs. Glass beads were used to create tapestries, and brass and wrought iron were employed for candlesticks.