In the 1980s, everything that was big and impressive was deemed beautiful. The heat of the economic boom brought a time of intense growth for Aarikka too. In 1984, the company was overjoyed to receive awards both as ‘entrepreneur of the year’ and for its role as an exporter. The number of Aarikka shops grew from eight to 20 in that decade. The company had 80 employees and nearly a hundred subcontractors. This time in Aarikka’s history would later be remembered as the company’s ‘crazy years’.
Aarikka’s product range shifted more and more toward decorative products and gift items. In the spirit of this age of well-to-do urbanites, even the gift items of the time were created in an impressive size.